'All light, all air, all space', Julie Monro-Allison and Lily Cummins curating 'The Window'
Friday 1 July 2022
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Join us 6pm, Friday 1 July in the Gallery to mark the opening of our new exhibitions!
Talia Linz, Curator at Artspace, and recently, one of the curators for rīvus, 23rd Biennale of Sydney, 2022, will be opening the Gallery's new exhibition.
All light, all air, all space brings together works by leading artists Megan Cope, Bonita Ely, Rosalie Gascoigne, D Harding, Rebecca Mayo and Cameron Robbins who each explore connections with the natural world. The exhibition title is drawn from a quote by Rosalie Gascoigne, who described the environment which inspired her practice as ‘All light, all air, all space, all understatement’. Spanning installation, sculpture, performance and ephemeral art, the works reflect the diversity of light, landscapes and waterways in this country, with key works relating directly to the broader Goulburn Mulwaree region. The exhibition features works which utilise natural, found and recycled materials, some which invite participation or will undergo active metamorphosis throughout the course of the exhibition. In distinct and nuanced ways, the works in All light, all air, all space investigate our fragile and fraught dependence on the natural world and raise awareness of the current state of climate emergency.
 Rosalie Gascoigne, interview with Peter Ross, ABC, 1990.
Julie Monro-Allison, a visual artist working across textiles, installation and drawing premieres a new work, titled Skeleton Breath. Utilising ceramic processes within installation, Monro-Allison investigates biological entanglement and relationships between organisms and the spaces they inhabit.
The Window is curated by artist Lily Cummins. Based on Gundungarra land (Southern Highlands NSW), Cummins' artistic practice examines the self and the emotive bonds that people develop to places, through investigative mark making and colour theory. Join us for the launch of her selection from the Gallery's permanent collection.
Each exhibition celebrates thoughtful artistic practices that explore slowness, nostalgia, materiality and sensitivity to the world around us. We can't wait to share them with you, so book your free ticket here.