image: ANGUS NIVISON Late twentieth century landscape: Summer rain 1998 acrylic on canvas Newcasrle Art Gallery
Country & Western: landscape re-imagined is one of the most comprehensive and inclusive landscape exhibitions of recent times. With works by leading Australian artists including Tate Adams, Paddy
Bedford, Jason Benjamin, Jo Bertini, Elisabeth Cummings, Shane Fitzgerald, Angelina George, John Gollings, Julie Harris, Gertie Huddleston, Tim Johnson, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Joanna Logue,
Euan Macleod, Mandy Martin, Claudine Marzik, Ricky Maynard, Ron McBurnie, Noel McKenna, Andrew Merry, Tracey Moffatt, Idris Murphy, Angus Nivison, John Olsen, Tommy Pau, John Peart, Ginger
Riley Munduwalawala, Brian Robinson, William Robinson, Anneke Silver, Ken Thaiday Snr, Rover Thomas, Imants Tillers, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, John R Walker, Ken Whisson, Mulkum Wirrapanda and
John Wolseley the exhibition brings into focus our evolving attitudes and perceptions of the national landscape over the past twenty-five years.
As well, the vexed issues of dispossession, identity, collaboration, mining and land degradation, along with the country’s natural splendour are all viewed from differing cultural perspectives. The works in the exhibition have been sourced from major public galleries and private collectors throughout the land. Country & Western features artists, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, as they re-imagine the post-bicentennial landscape with verve and rigour.
A Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Touring Exhibition.
Conceived and assembled by independent curator Gavin Wilson
Sunday afternoons @ the Gallery
Sunday 8 November at 3pm
Join exhibiting artist Jo Bertini for a discussion on her experiences in the desert and her work in the exhibiiton.
Sunday 15 November at 3pm
Gavin Wilson, exhibition curator will give a floor talk about the genesis of the exhibition and the works selected for inclusion.
Sunday 22 November at 3pm
Tim Johnson and Julie Harris discuss their works in the exhibition
Sunday 29 November at 3pm
Artists Angus Nivison and Andrew Merry discuss how sense of place and climate inform their works in the exhibition.
Sunday 6 December at 3pm
Euan Macleod and Idris Murphy experience the landscape in deeply personal way and express their emotional responses in their works.
FREE with exhibition entry
* subject to change without notice