Exhibitions opening on the 28th May 2015
The Armidale and Region Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place will be opening three exhibitions on Thursday 28th May, with pieces from a variety of talented artists.
“Utopia Batik and Works on Paper” is the first of the exhibitions to be opened. Comprising of pieces utilising different mediums, this collection was presented to the Tamworth Regional Gallery by multiple batik artists from Utopia, NT to be displayed for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
This collection was formed when curator Gillian McCracken selected three pieces to be included in the Many Voices 13th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial. The collection has grown over time and is now known as the Utopia Collection Bequest.
Also being presented is the “Indigenous People of the World Series: Peru” exhibition. This collection represents the culture of the Aymara and Quechua people of Peru.
The crafts on display have been created using techniques passed down through many generations, keeping the traditions of these cultures alive. Combined with the individual visions of the artists, the result is a priceless mixture of old and new, which presents a fascinating glimpse into a culture which has thrived over many years.
Shown alongside these two exceptional collections will be David Henderson’s photographic exhibition entitled “More Than What You See.”
David’s seemingly simple photographs are more than they first appear and tell an evocative story. He draws inspiration from the Japanese expression “wabi-sabi,” referring to the emotion evoked by an image. His intention with his photographs is for the art be a powerful message in itself, emphasising “the now and being, rather than having,” as explained by David himself.
The exhibitions will be officially opened on Thursday, 28th May at 6pm. These three outstanding exhibitions will be open until the 25th July 2015.