David Griggs: Between Nature and Sin
Friday 22 March - Sunday 21 April 2019
David Griggs explores the darker undercurrents of human existence. His work, predominately portraiture, focuses on the human condition; drawing on political imagery, underground media, local histories and personal experience. Famous for his bold anarchistic approach, Griggs takes the everyday and flips it to expose the cracks, exhuming the raw undercurrent of a society. He documents intimate chance moments and the deliberate actions of his friends, and strangers, within an unidentifiable Manila. IMAGE: David Griggs, Frat of the Obese 14, 2011, acrylic on canvas 110 x 119cm. Courtesy of the artist & Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Manggan: Gather, Gathers, Gathering
Friday 26 April - 2 June 2019
The Manggan project has been in development for over six years and has had a number of manifestations, including a film and exhibition. It has culminated here in a gathering together of ideas, knowledge, conversations, people, venues, artworks and objects which will, on its extensive journey across Australia, gather together more people, organisations, ideas and conversations.
Group Exhibition: Through Our Own Eyes
Friday 7 June - Sunday 7 July 2019
The exhibition will feature the works of three contemporary Aboriginal artists: Michael Jalaru Torres is a Yawuru and Djugan man, working in photography and new media. His work is influenced by his upbringing in Broome and the colours and textures of the Kimberley landscape. Asher Milgate and Jeff Amatto are from Wellington in central west NSW. A collaborative work between two young men, one indigenous (Amatto) and one non indigenous (Milgate) whose lives are intertwined through family, friends and drug abuse. Joe Hurst is a multi-disciplined Artist of Murrawarri descent. working in design, construction, sculptures and painting. An Artist for over 30 years Joe has exhibited both Nationally and Internationally.
Southern highland printmakers: continuum
Saturday 13 July - Sunday 11 August
An exhibition of contemporary prints responding to artists from previous generations who have had some connection with the Southern Tablelands region between Sydney and Canberra.
Sarah McEwan: Yield
Saturday 17 August - Sunday 22 September
Yield brings together leading Riverina artists with learning disabilities to share their creative practice and vision with the wider community. Be immersed in the incredible world of arts and disability and witness how these artists have been working towards democratising the art world through their professional practice, making excellent work and advocating for inclusivity.
Lakeview Collection: Beguile
Friday 27 September - Sunday 27 October
Beguile is an exhibition of 21 prints from the renowned Lake View Collection owned by Bob and Kathy Dow of Wagga Wagga, featuring the work of European masters including Picasso, Rembrandt, Renoir and Goya. The collection spans the work of Old Masters: Rembrandt and Goya, to Modern Masters: Renoir, Picasso, Chagall and Miro. It ends in the 20th century, touching the world of popular entertainment with Destino, a fascinating collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali.
Jason Richardson: earthwords & soundscaping
Saturday 28 September - Sunday 27 October
Responses to Riverina landscapes. Since moving to the Riverina Jason Richardson has explored the landscape in a variety of media. As a musician he has incorporated local environments into compositions, notably a series of works responding to Leeton’s centenary.
Community Exhibition: Mother Love
Friday 1 November - Sunday 1 December
Mother Love is Griffith Regional Art Gallery’s community art exhibition for 2019. The exhibition explores the concepts of maternity, nurture, love, connection, family, birth, heritage, wisdom, guidance or any other themes evoked by the words ‘mother’ and ‘love’.
Community: Objects of Desire
Thursday 5 December - Saturday 21 December 2019
Objects of Desire is Griffith Regional Art Gallery’s annual community artisans and crafts exhibition, promoting the talent and passion of local makers and creators. Just in time for the ‘season of giving’, this exhibition features local hand-made ‘objects of desire’, all unique and original pieces, perfect for that special gift or a treat for yourself!