Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

 

Clara Adolphs - Remembering Words

7 December 2018 - 2 February 2019

As a figurative painter, Adolphs uses photographs randomly collected from books, flea markets and vintage newspaper articles.  She references her sources directly yet through her process of repainting found images, develops a loose and fresh narrative on her subjects.  This reference material, and her removal from it, allows her to tap into an artistic freedom fuelled by chance.  There is a sense of the historical as she captures seemingly familiar, fleeting moments and feelings; however photography's ambiguous presentation of reality allows the viewer to determine their own story. 

This exhibition is Adolph's first exhibition at the Gallery and will present her most recent body of work.  Adolphs' is based in Bundanoon and in 2017 she was the recipient of the Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship through the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Image:  Clara Adolphs, Woman, Seated, (detail) 2017, 65 x 45cm, oil on linen. Image courtesy of the artist.

Nicole Foreshew - Minyambul yiri yimbang (because it is a sacred thing)

7 December 2018 - 2 February 2019

A contemporary artist, and member of the Wiradjuri nation, Central West NSW, Foreshew works across a range of mediums, from photomedia, design, sculpture, film and video.  Her practice encompasses multi-layered themes that are informed through a deep connection to Country, its environment and geological sites of significance.  All hallmarks of her work.

Continuing a profound connection to her Country and exploration of the meaning of land, space and identity are integral.  Accessing her personal connection to memory and sophisticated cultural practices, Foreshew investigated personal relationships to kin and the material knowledge required to revive the body, using contemporary art forms underpinned by social, ceremonial and sacred knowledge.

Foreshew engages with the complete usage of land and has extended her exploration internationally, recently visiting North Africa, looking at the role that excavated material has traditionally played in culture, referencing the institutional 'artefact' and forming comparisons to ceremonial or everyday uses of earth materials.

 

 

 

 

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