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March 2017 exhibitions

A Creative Photographic and Aboriginal Language Project
JERRINJA EXPOSED
A Creative Photographic and Aboriginal Language Project

28th Jan > 18th Mar
Main Gallery

Ten young people aged 12-23 connected to Jerrinja, the Salt Water people of Jervis Bay on the South Coast of New South Wales recently embarked on a creative journey.  That journey was into a new innovative and digital visual arts program designed specifically to learn – engage – connect and translate traditional Jerrinja language through modern photography and graphic digital art works.

This exhibition displays the best 30 works from Jerrinja Exposed by these inspiring young Jerrinja new artists.

 
Julie Love
POD
Julie Love

28th Jan > 18th Mar
Foyer Gallery

‘Pod’ works began when I had an artist’s residency at Bundanon.  While there I walked most mornings at daybreak.  As I walked I noticed seed pods scattered on the ground and it seemed to me that, in the process of white settlement, these seeds and what grew from them were being replaced by the shelters of settlers.  This concept led to collecting galvanized metal from dismantled farm buildings and using it to create the pods.  The pod shape is very close to the dugout canoe which was possibly used in early human migration to Australia.  Therefore this exhibition is fundamentally about place and people and the changes that occur which have been historically part of our country.

 
Jodi Stewart
Jodi Stewart, Drapery 2
A YEAR AT DUNMOOCHIN
Jodi Stewart

28th Jan > 18th Mar
Access Gallery

Immediately after graduating from the National Art School in 2015 Jodi Stewart was awarded a 12 month Artists Residency at Dunmoochin, Victoria.  Dunmoochin is Clifton Pugh's legacy to the nation, a 20 acre property with various residences and studios where artists can focus on their work in the solitude of the Australian bush.  Stewart's work focuses on porcelain drapery as a metaphor for the female body and this exhibition presents an overview of the drawings, watercolours, oil paintings and sculptures that she has produced during her year at Dunmoochin.

 
Barbara Innes-Hilder
Barbara Innes-Hilder, 'Inside-Out'
INSIDE OUT
Barbara Innes-Hilder

28th Jan > 18th Mar
East Gallery

I hate that aesthetic game of the eye and the mind, played by these connoisseurs, these mandarins who "appreciate"beauty. What is beauty, anyway? There is no such thing.  I never appreciate", any more than I "like" I love or I hate.

 

                                                         PICASSO

 
Jane Fontane
Jane Fontane, 'The Big Reveal', 2013, screen print on Arches 88 archival paper, 102 x 76cm
CHANCES WE TAKE
Jane Fontane

25th Mar > 13th May
Main Gallery

Primary colours and superhero dress-ups: What is expected of us as we ‘grow up’?  Where did we come from and how do we know where we are going?  Is it really ok to be the sum of strength as well as flaw?  Conceptual properties of screen-printing are linked to the formation of identity based on experiences as layers of the finished work, drawn together in an exploration as portraits, interactive games and installation.

 

 
Shoalhaven HSC Showcase
'Extrinsic Antagonist' Oriane Villiers, Ulladulla High School
BOW WOW!
Shoalhaven HSC Showcase

25th Mar > 15th Apr
Foyer Gallery, Access Gallery, East Gallery

BOW WOW is a professional exhibition of selected HSC visual art works from the Shoalhaven region. This exhibition aims to showcase the innovative subject matter and quality work produced by local HSC students.
The program is a joint project with the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre and the Department of Education and Communities.  Schools participating this year are Bomaderry High School, Kiama High School, Nowra Anglican College, Nowra High School, Shoalhaven High School, St John the Evangelist Catholic High School, UIladulla High School and Vincentia High School.