Friday 24 May, 6pm – 8pm | 7 new exhibitions
Please join us at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery on Friday 24 May as we launch our new exhibitions STEEL: art design architecture, Christian Bishop: Monuments to Thieves, Arthur Wicks: Systems Feedback 1976 / Information Overload 2019 +, Ian Tully: Future farming: The Mars Project, Tyronne Hoerler: Becoming, Madisyn Zabel: Perceptual Reversal and This Australian Life.
In the Main Gallery, STEEL: art design architecture is a ground-breaking exhibition exploring innovative ways that steel is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century. The exhibitors represent a broad range of approaches to working with steel – from fine, hand-crafted jewellery to high-tech research facilities. STEEL: art design architecture is a JamFactory’s touring exhibition.
In the Links Gallery, Monuments to Thieves is an installation by Christian Bishop exploring landscape and trauma. Bishop summons the landscape of his childhood through rudimentary assemblages of sticks and clay, concrete and found objects. Through these reliquaries of the natural world, Monuments to Thieves is a memorial to landscapes lost.
Arthur Wicks’ new work, Systems Feedback 1976 / Information Overload 2019 + offers the audience a glimpse into a dystopian reality. Systems Feedback 1976 / Information Overload 2019 + is a ‘revamped’ iteration of the 1976 work, Systems Feedback, which is representative of Wicks’ practice in the 1970s, encompassing mediums such as, photography, sound, Portapak video or slides.
In the Margaret Carnegie Gallery, Ian Tully presents Future farming: Mars Project. This the ongoing project documents the research, development and trials undertaken on a farm somewhere in southern NSW. Facing a shifting climate, land and water degradation and a decline in services to the more isolated regions of rural Australia, the inherently creative and resourceful farmer pushes on, constructing his own models and prototypes of communication tools and other machinery in readiness for a new frontier.
In the E3 art space, Tyronne Hoerler, Wagga Wagga based emerging artist of Wongkumara descent, presents his first solo exhibition Becoming. This exhibition presents new work blending his trademark bold colours with explorations of landscape, environment, heritage and the future. This series of large-scale paintings provide Tyronne a way to investigate the complexity of being a young Aboriginal man both optimistic and uncertain of what his world is becoming.
A newly commissioned installation by contemporary glass artist Madisyn Zabel, Perceptual Reversal, is located Point Gallery (access via Morrow Street). This work builds on Zabel’s current rationale exploring the relationships between three-dimensional objects and their two-dimensional interpretations in glass and mixed media. This body of work investigates ‘perceptual reversal’, the visual phenomena in which an image or pattern is too ambiguous for the human eye to distinguish on clear interpretation.
In the National Art Glass Gallery, This Australian Life is a curated exhibition with pieces from the National Art Glass Collection by Suzanne Brett. Brett was drawn to sculptures with a common narrative. Beautifully crafted objects both powerful and ordinary that play a part in daily life, works that express a love for the landscape, portray hardships endured and others which define Australian society and culture.
We look forward to seeing you Friday 24 May from 6pm – 8pm as we celebrate this new suite new exhibitions.
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