Bathurst Regional Art Gallery to Launch New Exhibits February 12 | western avocado

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Bathurst Regional Art Gallery [BRAG] is set to enlighten visitors over the next seven weeks with two brand new exhibits dedicated to stop-motion animation and placemat design. The two exhibitions, The Artist as Animator and Based on a True Story, will feature works by art collective CEL and artist Kandos Fleur MacDonald respectively when they open this Saturday, February 12. READ ALSO: The sun sets as the motor show returns this weekend, CEL is a synthesis of local, national and international artists working with what South African artist William Kentridge calls “the animation of the ‘stone Age” [stop-motion animation] where the hand of the artist is always present. Under the tutelage of facilitator Damian Gascoigne, five regional artists from various disciplines took part in a five-day residential intensive at Hill End in January 2021. Resident Artists Tom Buckland [Oberon]Genevieve Carroll [Hill End]Harrie Fasher [Portland]Cricket Jones [Katoomba] and Aleshia Lonsdale [Mudgee] had the opportunity to extend their practice to a new medium, to acquire new skills and to create an original animation which will be presented in the exhibition. READ ALSO: Backing Business Forum to be held at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Center For Jones, whose works are a response to global news from the past year, the CEL exhibition will see his interpretations enter a moving image format to deepen their thoughts. “This exhibition brought together five local artists who have never looked into animation before,” he said. “I think it will be an exceptional exhibition that will present more traditional art forms in a whole new light.” The animations will feature works by Gascoigne, Todd Fuller and Deborah Kelly, as well as international artists William Kentridge, Richard Lewer, Geng Xue, Bu Hua and Sun Xun on loan from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the White Rabbit Gallery. , Sydney. READ ALSO: Super Bowl Festivities To Be Held At The Family Hotel On Feb. 14 As For MacDonald’s Exhibit, Her Handmade Placemats Were Inspired By The Story Of The Late Kandos Resident Lucy Williams, Who Made doilies from age seven to age 100 “She donated her entire collection to the Kandos Museum, and this exhibit is basically my gratitude for Lucy’s many years of creativity,” she said. she declared. The exhibits will be on display until April 3. For more information on exhibition programs visit Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:



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