Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina launches three exciting new exhibitions this month and welcomes community and visitors to the Gallery.
Tessellated Memory | Jodi Woodward
Woodard investigates expanded drawing, endurance and the repetitive process of mark making. Exposing the residual marks of unwitnessed labour, her work explores art making as lived experience, considering the bodily endurance of the maker infused with the performative mark. She questions whether conditions of physical and emotional endurance, perseverance and persistence embedded within the creative process of making are acknowledged.
Occupy | Heather Matthew and Samantha Tannous
A combined love of paper and textiles forms a new desert narrative. Exploring what it means to reside in a place for generations, to build stories of occupancy wrought by time and the elements. Layering man-made artefacts and clay infused papers, Matthew and Tannous speak to broader issues of human occupation and colonisation.
Together they explore traces of past and present occupations of landscape.
Speaking with the River | LabX
An art science exhibition curated by the LabX environmental arts group at Southern Cross University. Featuring the work of artists, scientists and historians from the Northern Rivers region and beyond, this exhibition explores an understanding of rivers and river systems as complex environmental social, cultural, spiritual and economic phenomena.
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All exhibitions open Wednesday 10 March 2021 and continue until Sunday 2 May 2021. The official launch event is Thursday 11 March from 5.30pm – 7.30pm. Bookings are essential and may be made via the NRCG website. Sign up to NRCG E-news for ticket release date.
The Northern Rivers Community Gallery is located at 44 Cherry Street Ballina and is open Wednesday to Friday from 10am until 4pm and weekends from 9.30am until 1pm. For further information contact the Gallery on 02 6681 0530 www.nrcgballina.com.au