Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Exhibitions
LOOKING FORWARD - LOOKING BACK CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE EAST KIMBERLEY
Drawn from the private collections of Geoffrey Hassall and Helene Teichmann, Looking Forward—Looking Back reflects on the legacy of the Jirrawun Arts Centre in the eastern Kimberly region of Western Australia. This pioneering studio produced some of the country’s most recognisable artists including Goody Barrett, Paddy Bedford, Peggy Patrick, Rusty Peters, Rammey Ramsey, Phyllis Thomas and Freddie Timms. The major contemporary works featured in Looking Forward—Looking Back explore themes and concepts ranging from Gija Dreaming stories, to the Kimberley’s brutal colonial past. Portraits of the artists by photographer Peter Eve accompany the exhibition.
A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery exhibition with curatorial assistance by Robert Hirschmann.
JONATHAN JONES GUWIINYGULIYA YIRGABIYI NGAY YUWIN.GU GULBALANGIDYAL NGUNHI
This exhibition of video works by Jonathan Jones and the Bathurst Wiradyuri and Aboriginal Community Elders Group explores the history and beauty of Wiradyuri country. It tells the story of sovereignty, bloodshed, conquered lands and the endurance of Wiradyuri people.
A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery permanent collection exhibition.
MICHELLE COLLOCOTT THREE PONDS SERIES
I’m interested in climate, the shapes and shadows of the land, animals, fence-lines, textures, and oscillations of colour. My works are like musical instruments, each with a significant part to play. – Michelle Collocott. A deep respect for nature underpins Michelle Collocott’s practice. Her decade-long Three Ponds project has been inspired by six acres of land on the outskirts of Oberon. Responding to seasonal changes of sky, earth and water, the project evolved in stages: Series A (topographical), Series B (meteorological) and Series C (cerebral). A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery exhibition.
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