Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

current exhibitions

Contemporary works from the East Kimberley
Friday, 12 October, 2018 to Sunday, 9 December, 2018

Rusty Peters, Three Nyawana in Yariny Country 2016, natural earth pigment on linen, 150 x 150 cm. © Rusty Peters/Copyright Agency, 2018. Collection of Geoffrey Hassall.

Drawn from the private collections of Geoffrey Hassall and Helene Teichmann, Looking ForwardLooking Back reflects on the legacy of the Jirrawun Arts Centre in the eastern Kimberly region of Western Australia. This pioneering studio produced some of the country’s most recognisable artists including Goody Barrett, Paddy Bedford, Peggy Patrick, Rusty Peters, Rammey Ramsey, Phyllis Thomas and Freddie Timms. The major contemporary works featured in Looking ForwardLooking Back explore themes and concepts ranging from Gija Dreaming stories, to the Kimberley’s brutal colonial past. Portraits of the artists by photographer Peter Eve accompany the exhibition.

Jonathan Jones
Friday, 12 October, 2018 to Sunday, 9 December, 2018

Jonathan Jones, guwiinyguliya yirgabiyi ngay gulbalangidyal ngunhi (they made a solitude and called it peace): landscape', 2015, installation view. Commissioned by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery for the B200, 2015. Courtesy the artist and the Bathurst Wiradyuri and Aboriginal Community Elders Group.

This exhibition of video works by Jonathan Jones and the Bathurst Wiradyuri and Aboriginal Community Elders Group explores the history and beauty of Wiradyuri country. It tells the story of sovereignty, bloodshed, conquered lands and the endurance of Wiradyuri people.

Michelle Collocott
Friday, 12 October, 2018 to Sunday, 9 December, 2018

Michelle Collocott, Three Ponds Series C #21 2008,  acrylic and mixed media on canvas,  91.5 x 91.5cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Janet Clayton Gallery.

A deep respect for nature and an abiding relationship with her surrounding landscape has suffused Michelle Collocott's practice throughout the past forty years. Three Ponds Series C charts her connection with the landscaoe and seasons of Black Springs where she currently lives and works.

Friday, 14 December, 2018 to Sunday, 10 February, 2019

Kimberley Liddle In a Dream 2016, plaster, wire, archival rag photographic paper, glue, 20 x 15 x 42.5cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Explore the world of contemporary art through a selection of work by some of Australia’s most innovative, creative and colourful artists. Taking inspiration from the opening passages of Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the exhibition will explore ideas of time, perception, the inexplicable and tactility.