Artist in Residence James price has returned to the city to install his finished project '800 Souls'.
James visited broken Hill in 2018 to capture local characters, both past and present.
Describing himself as a multi-disciplinary image-based storyteller, James makes art for and about people and their history.
Over 800 Souls will adorn the interior of the broken Hill Housewives Association to celebrate the lives of those that have made Broken Hill home during its tumultuous history.
Mr Price said the installation has captured a very human history of broken Hill.
"Through a close collaborative consultation with the community we have captured the likeness of over 800 local faces, but in a very different way," He said
"I think people will be really surprised by the experience"
A series of workshops with local schools will precede the exhibition giving students, some of who contributed to the project, an opportunity to learn from the artist.
Gallery and Museum manager, Tara Callaghan highlighted the importance of community engagement with the project;
"In recent years we have been able to transform the residency program to ensure that the engagement and outcomes are community focused," she said.
"With this Residency program we take the artist outside the walls of the Gallery and into the public domain.
“James’s show is truly a project for everyone, and we look forward to welcoming the people of Broken Hill to experience this unique exhibition.”
As a counterpoint to the Miners Memorial that sits atop the Line of Lode, this work re-frames our relationship to the tribulations and tragedies of mining and pivots the perspective to a celebration of life.
The program is supported and funded by Create NSW and Broken Hill City Council.
When: Friday 12 April
Time: 6pm – 11pm
Tickets: $10 Per Person (available online at http://bit.ly/2Ur7hgK and from the gallery)
Details: Live DJs Nutrium and Red is Dead, Food by Cheffries Eats & Meats, All Ages
When: Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April
Time: 11am – 4pm
HERITAGE FESTIVAL WALKING TOURS
When: 18 – 28 April, 2019
Times and Availability: Contact the Visitor Information Centre for more information