It’s a case of spot your mates at three local art exhibitions opening this August.
- Ultima District Uncovered. Over seven days in August and September 2018, former Swan Hill resident Mick Cullin was commissioned by Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery to photograph the community and district of Ultima. This is a candid, honest and sensitive photographic project that reveals the true spirit of this small town. At Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery from 2 August until 6 October.
- 1000 Years – 10 Centenarians. Drawn from life, these works aim to explore what it is to live on this Earth for 100 years. It features local people Myrtle Hooper and Alice Eastwood, as well as eight other Centenarians. At Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery from 2 August until 6 October.
- Nyah West. Over many months, Daffydd Owen shot hundreds of images of Nyah West. This work is tribute to the town, its residents and the many other small towns, people and landscapes that make up the Mallee. At Swan Hill Regional Library from 6 August until 31 August.
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery Director Ian Tully said it was a thrill to be showing such high quality work that was connected to local people and places.
“Mick and Daffydd’s photography depicts the beauty and the challenges of the Mallee so well. People from our region will really relate to it, and will no doubt recognise some faces and landmarks,” he said.
“And, we’re excited to have a Peter Wegner exhibition in the Gallery. Peter is a long-time painter, printmaker and sculptor, whose work is highly regarded. We recently acquired some of his work for our permanent collection.”
Ultima District Uncovered and 1000 Years – 10 Centenarians will be launched at the Gallery on Friday, 2 August at 6pm. All are welcome.