New exhibitions opening this weekend at Horsham Regional Art Gallery. Both exhibitions run from 6th May until 10th July 2016.
Dark Matters: Selected Photographs by Janina Green
Photography is always present. One picks up a camera and takes it on their rounds, at times hauling it to unexpected spots—under a waterfall—or setting up scenes for it with models who are close at hand—a daughter, a neighbour. And one way or another, photography seeps into aspects of domesticity, motherhood, reading, teaching high school art, exploring local landscape, all the while reflecting these elements back through a knowing lens. Seeping into such work are also darker observations of sexual politics, theory and psychology. Curated by Naomi Cass & Pippa Milne, from the Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.
Pushing the Sky
Aaron Carter, Belinda Eckermann, James Guerts, Gail Harradine, Dave Jones, Alana & Annabelle Kingston, Kelly Koumalatsos, Dónal Molloy-Drum, Tim McMonagle, James McMurtrie, Anthony Pelchen, Melissa Powell, Ewen Ross, Frank Tagliabue
A survey of art practice connected to our region. Art is made here, it reflects our histories; indigenous, colonial and recent; whispering stories of our past. It allows us to understand our relationships born out of working with and on the land it even celebrates our local humour; can it help us to look ahead and see our farming future? Beyond our usual response to the geological forms that dominate our landscape we will ask our artists to look up and out to “push the sky” and share with us their recent practice.
Presented as part of the 2016 Art is Layers of Time Festival
Horsham Town Hall, 80 Wilson Street Horsham VIC
Tuesday to Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 4.30pm, Sunday 1pm – 4.30pm
Closed Mondays and Public Holidays.