Exhibiting 24 March 2017 - 8 May 2017
SLOW DOCUMENTS - James Farley
Slow Documents presents a series of new work exploring camera-less photography as a tool for ecological thinking. Using outdated or discarded photographic materials, the artist composes a set of conditions in which the subject, medium and environment are free to express their agency towards the creation of an image. These photographs evoke the values of reciprocity to explore expanded notions of time, place and human/ non-human agency.
HORIZONS PRESENT AND UNSEEN - Hayley Megan French
Horizons present and unseen is a collection of paintings and photographs from two years of research and travel in Australia supported by the Marten Bequest Traveling Scholarship (2015-2016). Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery gives space to bring together works across the different series created during this period. The photographs document movement through the landscape; the paintings construct and inhabit landscapes speculatively from the Sydney-based studio. These processes are a challenge to the artist to think differently—about place-making, about how we are shaped by the landscape, and about how we respond to the spoken and unspoken influences of the places, people and cultures that surround and inform us in Australia. Seen side by side, subtle shifts in form are revealed; edges and lines quiver between series.
REFLECTIONS ON NATURE - Ann Mitchell
Ann Mitchell presents Reflections on Nature; a prolific body of watercolour and gouache works created in her home of Broken Hill.
From Quandongs, Galahs and Snappy Gums to English bred stallions and Japanese Wildlowers, Mitchell presents to us the intricacies and connections between all aspects of the natural world. This juxtposition of familiar and exotic elements asks us to slow down, posit ourself in an enormous web of natural pheonoema and ultimately, asks us to reflect.
Due to unforeseen circumstances Richard Quayle's solo show has been cancelled. The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery looks forward to working with Richard in the near future,
Exhibiting 12 May 2017 - 25 June 2017
MOVEMENTS - Badger Bates
Movements, a solo show by Badger Bates captures that essence of movement; of the air, the water, the sky, the land & under the land. These works allude to the sound of that movement; the sound of wind moving the leaves of a tree or the sounds of the land itself. They allude to how movement creates smell; the smell of the change of wind, or dust or flowers.
These movements describe Badger’s life as an Aboriginal person moving around his country, visiting kin and other Aboriginal people in his country. “This is how we get to know our kin, our country and our culture”.
A collective weaving exhibition showcasing the talented work of Far West artists Clair Bates, Charlie Davis, Jennifer Bates, Glenda Nicklas, and Robin Bates.
COLOURS OF THE COUNTRY III - The Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Join us for the third touring exhibition from the Alice Springs Beanie Festival. This colourful, textural display of quirky beanies comes to Broken Hill from Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring in conjunction with the Australia Council for the Arts and Northern Territory Department of Arts and Museums.