ART & EXHIBITIONS

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UPCOMING EXHIBITION: ART WORD PLACE
Presented by Arts North West
Showing Friday 18 December 2020 - Sunday 31st January 2021


Two local Gunnedah Creatives, Anne Bell and Maree Kelly feature in the nationally toured exhibition, Art Word Place that is coming to Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery in December, 2020.
Art Word Place was on exhibition at The Tamworth Regional Gallery in November 2019, as part of Regional Arts NSW’s Artstate event and has also been on display at Regional Australia Institute in Canberra from March 9- June 9, 2020.
Art Word Place focuses on the interplay between text and image and was coordinated by Caroline Downer, Executive Director, Arts North West.
Eighteen writers from the Arts North West region have been commissioned to create a short poem based on their home landscape. Selected artists have then drawn on this composition as the basis and inspiration of a new work capturing the identity and sense of place of the New England North West. There are recurring themes – of rivers, plains and sky, of drought, of adversity but also of optimism.
“There are depictions of drought and bushfire ravaged lands, of sky and clouds, of adversity and of the challenges in this landscape. But then there is also the representation of strength, of resilience and of perseverance. Here we have the works with more optimism; the river, the majestic mountains, the glimpse of a new day, the detail of new growth and a sense of hope.”
Caroline Downer, Executive Director, Arts North West
Art Word Place will be exhibiting at The Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery throughout December and January with the Official Opening from 1.00pm Friday 18 December, 2020. The exhibition continues until 3.00pm Sunday 31 January, 2021.
Participating Artists: Bernard Alberecht, Gabi Briggs, Leah Bullen, Peter Champion, Jan Clark, Sharon Gilmour, Michelle Hungerford, Nancy Hunt, Paula Jenkins, Maree Kelly, Rowen Matthews, Liz Munro, Liz Powell, Max Powell, , Jo White
Participating Writers: Nicole Alexander, Anne Bell, Michael Burge, Esther Gardiner, John Heffernan, Lizzie Horne, Heather Kerridge, Yvonne Ledingham, Yve Louis, Lucy Munro, Bronwyn Parry, Helena Pastor, Virginia Tapscott, Michael Thorley, Nate Weatherall.
Places: Armidale, Ebor, Deepwater, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Inverell, Invergowrie, Manilla, Moree, Narrabri, Quirindi, Rocky River, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha, Warialda and Yarrowyck


EXHIBITION OPENING:
1.00pm Friday 19 December 2020
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EXHIBITION CONTINUES UNTIL:
Sunday 31 January 2021