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EXHIBITIONS

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January 2017 exhibitions

Kurt Brereton
Kurt Brereton, 2016, 'Mangrove -Time', 102 x 152cm, Embroidery & Oil on Linen,
BIOGRAPHS
Kurt Brereton

12th Nov > 21st Jan
Main Gallery

Large scale abstract paintings and mixed media sculptures in this exhibition can be read as biographs or time-maps. Each map is a performance record or test result of how we individually engage with the drama of passing time. Each new moment offers us the experience of life refreshed.  This show is both therapeutic and conceptually provocative.

 
Anne-France Fulgence
Progress Pic#2 2016. Anne-France Fulgence
REAL MEN AND THEIR DOGS
Anne-France Fulgence

12th Nov > 21st Jan
Access Gallery, East Gallery

The artist was born in Morocco in 1960.  During her childhood, her family used to hunt wild pigs and kept 3 dogs to help in the hunt.  For A-F there is a romance in this continued hunting tradition.  Hunting feral pigs with dogs is not for the faint hearted.  It can be brutal and bloody.  It is always intense.

A-F has painted portraits of hunting dogs for many years.  In this exhibition she has included a portrait of the hunter as well as the dog portrait.  These portraits bring the viewer into the world of hunting and the bond between man and dog.

 
Therese Sweeney
T Sweeney - Duckling 1
DUHK-LING
Therese Sweeney

12th Nov > 21st Jan
Access Gallery

[Duhk-ling] extends my exploration of belonging and relationship, engaging in a new community through portraiture in nature.  Focusing on the humanity of the local people who purchase my ducklings; I find vulnerability through their connection with new life.

It is a significant departure from my work to date which has involved intense engagement and relationship in densely populated regions.  By responding to subjects in my environment I find a direct immediacy and connection beween my camer and people.

 
A Creative Photographic and Aboriginal Language Project
JERRINJA EXPOSED
A Creative Photographic and Aboriginal Language Project

28th Jan > 18th Mar
Launch: 28th Jan 12pm - 2pm
Main Gallery

Ten young people aged 12-23 connected to Jerrinja, the Salt Water people of Jervis Bay on the South Coast of New South Wales recently embarked on a creative journey.  That journey was into a new innovative and digital visual arts program designed specifically to learn – engage – connect and translate traditional Jerrinja language through modern photography and graphic digital art works.

This exhibition displays the best 30 works from Jerrinja Exposed by these inspiring young Jerrinja new artists.

 
Julie Love
POD
Julie Love

28th Jan > 18th Mar
Launch: 28th Jan 12pm - 2pm
Foyer Gallery

‘Pod’ works began when I had an artist’s residency at Bundanon.  While there I walked most mornings at daybreak.  As I walked I noticed seed pods scattered on the ground and it seemed to me that, in the process of white settlement, these seeds and what grew from them were being replaced by the shelters of settlers.  This concept led to collecting galvanized metal from dismantled farm buildings and using it to create the pods.  The pod shape is very close to the dugout canoe which was possibly used in early human migration to Australia.  Therefore this exhibition is fundamentally about place and people and the changes that occur which have been historically part of our country.

 
Jodi Stewart
Jodi Stewart, Drapery 2
A YEAR AT DUNMOOCHIN
Jodi Stewart

28th Jan > 18th Mar
Launch: 28th Jan 12 - 2pm
Access Gallery

Immediately after graduating from the National Art School in 2015 Jodi Stewart was awarded a 12 month Artists Residency at Dunmoochin, Victoria.  Dunmoochin is Clifton Pugh's legacy to the nation, a 20 acre property with various residences and studios where artists can focus on their work in the solitude of the Australian bush.  Stewart's work focuses on porcelain drapery as a metaphor for the female body and this exhibition presents an overview of the drawings, watercolours, oil paintings and sculptures that she has produced during her year at Dunmoochin.

 
Barbara Innes-Hilder
Barbara Innes-Hilder, 'Inside-Out'
INSIDE OUT
Barbara Innes-Hilder

28th Jan > 18th Feb
Launch: 28th Jan 12 - 2pm
East Gallery

I hate that aesthetic game of the eye and the mind, played by these connoisseurs, these mandarins who "appreciate"beauty. What is beauty, anyway? There is no such thing.  I never appreciate", any more than I "like" I love or I hate.

 

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