News Stories

Local Artists Exhibit at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest

Source: Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
Archived 5 Aug 2018 - Posted: 7 Jun 2018
Vicky Browne, Accidental Procedures (detail 6) 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie pompom, Sydney. Photography by Document
Winter is here and it is time to find more indoor activities to nurture our soul during the colder months.

Visit Penrith Regional Gallery’s Winter Exhibition suite and engage in the work of local artists Vicky Browne, John South and women artists from Garage Graphix, or visit the main gallery for Black Mist Burnt Country.

Blue Mountains artist Vicky Browne’s Cosmic Noise is a sculptural installation accompanied by an orchestration of barely audible sound. Her work suggests an astronomical explosion, the big bang, that leads us to the celestial notion that life exists throughout the universe, held within space dust, meteoroids and far-flung planets.

Local Aboriginal artist John South’s video installation Possum-Skin Cloak is evocative of the transition between waking up, leaving the night dream and awakening to a sky world in the clouds. His work portrays the Aboriginal mythology of the entwined mother earth and father clouds to form the mist falling upon the protective possum skin cloaks.

Black Mist Burnt Country is an award-winning national touring exhibition featuring art from over 30 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists commemorating the British atomic tests at Maralinga, Emu Field and Montebello Islands in the 1950s.

A variety of interactive elements will enable visitors to gain insight into the social, political and environmental impacts, while placing the Australian atomic tests in the context of the nuclear arms race and present-day realities.

It is surprising how few people are aware atomic bombs were exploded in Australia, and how little they know about the dislocation of Aboriginal people, the exposure of Australian servicemen and the contamination of the land. This exhibition offers some remarkable insights into a chapter of our history that has long-lasting consequences, while it poses some important questions in relation to contemporary nuclear issues.
- JD Mittmann, exhibition curator.

Garage Graphix was a community art, design and screen printing workshop, based in Mount Druitt from 1981 until 1998. Established by arts workers active in the women’s movement, Garage Graphix employed artists and cultural workers to develop, train and mentor local community, students and artists in the collaborative production of posters.  As seen in this exhibition, posters articulated and promoted a range of concerns and issues including education, health, environment and pollution, Aboriginal rights, deaths in custody and women’s rights.

Featuring long term Garage Graphix arts workers Alice Hinton-Bateup, Maxine Conaty, Marla Guppy, Karen Vance and Lin Mountstephen, the exhibition offers audiences a chance to consider the important role these women played in demanding a better life, greater opportunities and in many cases equal rights.

Make sure you find time to rug up and step out to visit Penrith Regional Gallery and stay for a coffee or to sample the winter menu at Café At Lewers. 

Penrith Regional Gallery &  The Lewers Bequest is located at 86 River Road Emu Plains and is open 9am to 5pm, seven days a week.


Winter at Penrith Regional Gallery

Dates:
26 May - 29 July 2018

Time:
9am to 5pm, seven days a week

Venue:
Penrith Regional Gallery &  The Lewers Bequest, 86 River Road, Emu Plains

Tickets:
Entry is free.

This article archived 5 Aug 2018

John South, Possum-Skin Cloak 2015, Courtesy of the artist
Paul Ogier - One Tree
Garage Graphix
Garage Graphix - Nuclear Tree
Vicky Browne, Accidental Procedures 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie pompom, Sydney. Photography by Document.
Vicky Browne, Handmade portals (detail 2) 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie pompom, Sydney. Photograph by Document.
Vicky Browne, Material Sound 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie pompom, Sydney. Photo by Tyler Grace Photography.
 
Hermitage Cottage Bed & Breakfast Hermitage Cottage Bed & Breakfast Hermitage Cottage Bed & Breakfast Unique romantic retreat...

Recent News

Support for Fast-tracking of Tax Relief for Small and Medium Bussinesses in Macquarie
Support for Fast-tracking of Tax Relief for Small and Medium Bussinesses in Macquarie
The Liberal-National Government will deliver additional tax relief to...
The Future is ‘ROSI’ for Key Southern Roads
The Future is ‘ROSI’ for Key Southern Roads
The 10-year, $3.5 billion Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative,...
Scouts NSW/ACT Youth Development Award
Scouts NSW/ACT Youth Development Award
The Scouts NSW/ACT Youth Development Award recognises young people who...
Help Make 20 Year World Cup Dream a Reality for Blue Mountains Pararoo
Help Make 20 Year World Cup Dream a Reality for Blue Mountains Pararoo
A Blue Mountains teacher is on track to compete at the 2019 World Cup...
Lights, Camera, Action! Tropfest Opens 2019 Submissions
Lights, Camera, Action! Tropfest Opens 2019 Submissions
The world’s largest short film festival, Tropfest Australia, supported...

What's New

Hawkesbury Conveyancing Made Easy
Hawkesbury Conveyancing Made Easy
Think Conveyancing Hawkesbury
Kid's Self-Guided Treasure Quest
Kid's Self-Guided Treasure Quest
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
SIMON TEDESCHI Piano Recital
SIMON TEDESCHI Piano Recital
Blue Mountains Concert Society
River Accommodation at Wisemans Ferry
River Accommodation at Wisemans Ferry
Del Rio Riverside Resort
Special Offers
Special Offers
Blueberry Hills on Comleroy
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
SIMON TEDESCHI Piano RecitalSat 10 NOV, 7.30pm, Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood. Book online, at the box office or 4723 5050View Blue Mountains Concert Society »