2015 External EXHIBITIONS
BMG Artists at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
- 'Patternation' curated by Carrie Kibler, 2015
12 December to 7 February
BMG Artists at Canberra Contemporary Art Space
- Colour Code, 2015
11 to 20 December
Catherine O'Donnell at Murray Art Museum Albury
- A Notion of Home, 2015/16
10 December 2015 to 7 February 2016
Treating architecture as the heroic subject, these large-scale drawings encourage viewers to delve into their own memories as O'Donnell brings to light our urban landscape and public housing estates.
In these works O'Donnell is interested in highlighting the iconic housing styles from these estates, elevating the underlying abstract principles of the buildings and situating them in a narrative about home design, suburbia and universal principles of order, as well as the impact of these things on the individual.
Nicole Welch at Murray Art Museum Albury
- Eastern Interiors: explorations from Bathurst to Albury, 2015
12 November to 13 December
Living and working in the city of Bathurst, the importance of regional Australia and the surrounding landscape are visually reflected in Nicole's works. Her elegant photographic images of the Australian landscape celebrate regional centres, as she inserts historical objects into her art that encourage a consideration of place and time. The inclusion of these objects draws attention to the role of history in our understanding of today, as well as the importance of contemporary interpretations of historical ideologies.
The inserted historical objects exist as documentations of what was. In contrast, Nicole's cinematic photographs capture a sense of place that relates to the present. These works serve as a contemporary account of particular landscapes that will one-day transition into historical records for future audiences, as both time and our relationship with our surroundings will inevitably alter and progress.
Developed through the Hill End Artist in Residence Program, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery and time spent in Albury in 2015.
Mylyn Nguyen at Installation Contemporary
- Carriageworks, 2015
10 to 13 September
Exhibited Artists at Video Contemporary
- Carriageworks, 2015
10 to 13 September
Peter Tilley at Artbank
- Visible Storage, 2015
12 June to 29 August
"Visible Storage brings together works drawn from the recesses of Artbank's collection store. The title pays homage to a strategy by various international collecting institutions of building glass walls around storage areas to create a permanent 'exhibition' of racks and vitrines holding artworks that would be otherwise publicly unavailable. While most of Artbank's storage is designed to be publicly accessible, Visible Storage shines a light on works stored behind the scenes - not easily viewed. Curated by the Artbank team, this exhibition features select works we felt deserved to be shared with the public and granted a new lease on life."
Carol Murphy at the National Art School
- TURN TURN TURN, 2015
5 June to 8 August
"TURN TURN TURN celebrated more than 60 years of the renowned ceramics course at the National Art School. The teaching of ceramics is an important part of inter-generational influence, and in Australia the NAS Ceramics department has a history of outstanding creativity... Curated by Glenn Barkley, TURN TURN TURN was not a definitive history but rather a loose delineation of ceramics practice. It came at an important time as ceramics is currently undergoing a form of interrogation and invigoration." - The Curator's Department
Curated by Glenn Barkley with Ivan Muņiz Reed.
James Guppy at Tweed Regional Gallery
- Director's Choice: works from the collection
24 April 2015 to 5 June 2016
There's no doubt that this exhibition is eclectic. It mirrors my love of history and narrative, both real and imagined. There's portraits and still lifes, abstraction and documentary works, all of which are executed with the artists' attention to detail which I so admire and respect. I've tried to cover each aspect of the Gallery's Accession Protocol which includes Australian portraiture, artists' prints, art works inspired by the Tweed region and works by artists of our region, and pieces by Margaret Olley and artworks by her contemporaries..."
- Susi Muddiman, Gallery Director, September 2014
Nicole Welch at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
- BRAG 200X200, 2015
27 March to 14 June
"Spanning the colonial portraits of Joseph Backler to the cutting edge contemporary practices of artists such as Joan Ross and Jonathan Jones, BRAG 200X200 features 200 paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photographs, installations and new media works drawn from Bathurst Regional Art Gallery's permanent collection. From its genesis in 1955 with the acquisition of Jean Bellette's Still Life, BRAG's collection now comprises over 2,000 works valued at 8.6 million dollars. BRAG 200X200 showcases works of local and national significance by Australia's best known artists including: Russell Drysdale, Donald Friend, Margaret Olley, John Olsen, Jeffrey Smart, Grace Cossington Smith, Tim Storrier, Lloyd Rees, Brett Whiteley, and Fred Williams." - Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Sybil Curtis at QUT Art Museum
- Garden, 2015
14 March to 3 May