The Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery are proud to invite everyone far and wide to three new exhibitions which will open officially this Wednesday from 5pm (11th July).
Don’t miss out on sculptural works from the Bundaberg Pottery Group, The Firehouse Potters and artist Dai Li, and soft sculptures by artist Mary Barron.
The Bundaberg Pottery Group and Firehouse Potters will present Imagine That! taking loose reference from John Lennon’s song Imagine, they have melded traditional pottery shapes and techniques have been translated into sculptural form exploring a full range of ceramic possibilities, including colourful, textural surface and firing temperatures and techniques.
Dai Li will open The Games We Play which seeks to set up metaphorical connections between the games we play and deeper emotional experiences in life. These moments can occur at times of activity, feelings of excitement, fear or nervousness, the thrill of escape, the joy of success or the discovery of failure. Likewise, moments of contemplation or unguarded moments when no one is watching — or we are hiding — are moments when people can reveal their true nature.
And Mary Barron will show in Gallery One, Second Life. When making art from recycled materials the work retains a memory of the materials original function. The artworks in Second Life are made predominately from old clothes and those of Barron’s family and friends. In their first life they were clothes, utilitarian and practical and their purpose in this first life helps to inform their second life as art.
What: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery exhibition openings
When: Wednesday 11th July, 5-8pm. Exhibitions continue until September 2nd, 2012.
Details: artist talks, a demonstration, complimentary finger food and refreshments, entertainment and Kidz corner activities for children.