Engage, Excite And Collaborate

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery proudly presents Gods and Heroes exhibition by renowned artist Deborah Kelly. The exhibition explores social life and technological potential at scale, from epic to intimate. Opening on Friday 3 May and will run through to Sunday 23 June 2024.

Swan Hill Rural City Council's Art Gallery Director, Ian Tully explains that this exhibition has been curated especially for Swan Hill and it covers a lot of territory. "Showing works never before presented together, this exhibition articulates a thread of enquiry across the artist's abiding conceptual and material concerns," tells Ian.

Deborah Kelly is a Sydney-based artist who works across disciplinary and geographical boundaries to produce artworks which encompass collage, installation, event and performance. Her works have been shown around Australia, and in the Biennales of Singapore, Sydney, Thessaloniki, and Venice.

"Visitors to the gallery will be allured by Deborah Kelly's award-winning film, The Gods of Tiny Things. This film has been shown in galleries and cinemas all around the world. Using collage, or photomontage, it is a humble, low tech, lo-fi art form," explains Ian.

Deborah Kelly will travel to Swan Hill to convene embroidery and beading workshops to embellish the linen diptych CRONE CULT. "The workshops will run over the 3 and 4 May from 10am to 3pm on each day. Participants will be invited to contemplate and adorn the works in a guided collaborative process," informs Ian.

Workshops are best suited to participants with some textile or craft experience, though expertise is not required. Participants will learn how Deborah uses her art as a way to advocate for the minority groups. "Through collaboration, Deborah encourages involvement from people of all walks of life." says Ian.

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