Online Catalogues


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Songbird

Michelle Cawthorn

Sat 10 Jul -

Sat 28 Aug

Main Gallery

Within her practice, Sydney based artist Michelle Cawthorn engages with memory as an agent of creativity in artistic practice. For the exhibition 'Songbird', the artist considers the ways that birdsong can link memory with place through a series of drawing and collage works that offer a visual expression of her aural experience, both past and present.

Image: Michelle Cawthorn, 'Interloper' 2021, Archival ink, Indian ink, paper collage and acrylic on Hahnemühle paper, 108 x 156 cm (detail)

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Spaces in Between

Virginia Coventry & Jan King

Sat 17 Apr -

Sat 05 Jun

Main and Foyer Galleries

Spaces in Between explores the world of two of Australia’s most accomplished artists, both of whom have been developing their art over the last 50 years. While both King and Coventry’s art is abstract and at first glance seems very different, they are in fact very close in their approach the art making; both responding to light and space.

Image: L: Jan King, 'Triad' R: Virginia Coventry, 'Vertere (to turn)'

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the TERRA within

Curated by Warwick Keen

Sat 10 Oct -

Sat 05 Dec

Main and Foyer Gallery

the TERRA within is a major exhibition exploring the themes impact and survival in relation to the 250th Anniversary of Cook’s voyage to the east coast of Australia, featuring powerful artworks by more than 30 Indigenous artists.

It addresses the impacts of the past 250 years of colonisation and celebrates the survival of the oldest living culture in the world. Drawing from artists across Australia, with a particular focus on South Coast voices, this exhibition brings together traditional and contemporary art, exploring the multitude of experiences and perspectives of this significant anniversary. It acknowledges the trauma, brings new and different voices to light and provides a place to celebrate the continuation of culture, knowledge and connection to country.

Image: Teena McCarthy, 'Sorrow' (detail) 2018, inkjet on silk cloth, 146 x 90cm, Courtesy of the Artist

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Altered States

Tamara Dean & Nicole Welch

Sat 30 Nov -

Sat 08 Feb

All galleries

Altered States explores Australian identity and our changing relationship with our environment through photographs of the Australian Landscape which have been modified by the hand of the artist. By adjusting the expected vista, with the addition of foreign objects, figures or projections, these artists cause us to look twice at their works and question the land we inhabit and how we relate to it, now and throughout history.

Image: Tamara Dean - Messmate Stringybark, Nicole Welch - Apparition I

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Iyanla

Paula do Prado

Sat 07 Sep -

Sat 28 Sep

Main Gallery

Iya-nla means big mother. Using laborious techniques such as crochet and hand beading, Paula combines domestic cloths passed down from women in her family with recycled fabrics and yarns. The works function as sensorial triggers to explore the intersections of Paula’s family history with the Atlantic slave trade, colonisation and migration.

Image: Paula Do Prado, 'Armour'