Winter Is Coming - Calling All Local Artists

Monday, 31 May 2021

Winter Is Coming - Calling All Local Artists Griffith Regional Art Gallery is calling for local artists and craft people to be part of Rethinking the Winter Solstice - their community art exhibition for 2021.

The exhibition will showcase local artists, who are asked to reflect upon what it’s like to experience the Riverina winter and what makes our winter like no other time of the year.

Entry is open to all artists aged 15 and over currently living or working in the Griffith, Leeton, Murrumbidgee, Hay, Carrathool or Narrandera Local Government Areas (LGAs).

Griffith Regional Art Gallery Coordinator, Ray Wholohan, said, “This year we are happy to announce that the theme for our community exhibition will be based around the Winter Solstice. We are calling on local artists of all levels of experience, working in any media, to contribute to this exhibition. Everyone’s experience of winter in the region is different and can encompass a wide range of expressions.” 

Mr Wholohan said “The theme came about by acknowledging our previous community art exhibitions based on spring, such as Flower Power. Griffith is abundantly beautiful in spring and our numerous agricultural industries are in full swing, but all seasons play their part in the cycle of the year”.

Mr Wholohan continued “As author, Paul Theroux stated: ‘winter is a season of recovery and preparation’. We hope this theme inspires some factual accounts of our region’s winter as well as some imaginative and innovative approaches to the exhibition’s title.”

Margaret Andreazza, Acting Regional Arts and Museum Manager said, “Community art exhibitions are an important part of our annual program. They give Griffith’s numerous talented artists and craftspeople the opportunity to regularly exhibit in our regional gallery. We all can’t wait to see what our local creatives come up with.”

Entry is $5 per artwork. Entry forms and terms and conditions are available from the Gallery and online at www.griffithregionalartgallery.com.au

Entries for Rethinking the Winter Solstice close 5pm Friday, 25 June 2021.

To find out more about the Rethinking the Winter Solstice community art exhibition please contact the Gallery on 6962 8338 or visit in person at 167 Banna Avenue, Griffith, Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.
 

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