Opening and Prize Announcements
Thursday 2nd February 2017, 6pm
Exhibiting 2 February 2017 - 19 March 2017
Far West Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Prize
Presented by Maari Ma Health
Join us for the opening and exhibition of ATSI Artists in the Far West region. This showcase celebrates creativity & diversity of artists and works in our region.
Opening Friday 3 February 2017, 6pm
Exhibiting 3 February 2017 - 19 March 2017
Operation Art showcases 50 artworks by students in Kindergarten to Year 10. The works become part of the Children's Hospital at Westmead's art collection.
The artworks are made by students to create a positive, uplifting environment in hospitals which aids in the healing process of young patients.
An Involuntary Circus - Daniela Bradley
This series of paintings and sculptures figures a predominate narrative on the environment within an Australian landscape. The works intertwine allegories of conservation, progress and the effect of colonization on the endemic landscape. This confronting exhibition highlights the possible tragedies facing the Australian ecosystem.
Out of the Zone - Gaara Arts Cabinet Exhibition
This exhibition is the culmination of a number of workshops funded by a grant from NSW Government Regional Arts.
Intending to stretch the artists of Gaara, members were challenged to abandon their comfort zones and embrace new forms of artistic expression. Already proficient in their own styles, the artists learnt new skills and produced works in a range of media while connecting in a spirit of friendship and collegiality.
Sometimes frustrating but always fun, the workshops produced mosaics, mixed media, felting, sculpture and printing that we are proud to show.
NEXT ROUND: 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 Using outdated or discarded photographic materials, the artist composes a set of conditions in which the subject, medium and environment are free to express their agency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 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.
YOU GET WHAT YOU SEE - Richard Quayle
A Paarkantjii man of the inner circle and oldest living male on his father’s side, Quayle’s work represents his passion for country and strong belief in his culture showing the true beauty of this land.
“I believe if there is a Garden of Eden, it is in Australia and Mungo Lady is Eve; she’s the first”.
Having overcome personal challenges and on a quest to feel true beauty, Quayle’s philosophy is a personal belief that there is nothing he can’t do. With this mantra, Qualye shares these experiences through text and painting, allowing us to truly, ‘get what we see’.