Beneath the Southern Sky, curator floor talks @ Gosford Regional Gallery
1pm, Saturday 1 June and 1pm, Saturday, 22 June 2013 ALL WELCOME!
THANK YOU! to the Friends of the Gallery and the many others who turned out for the opening of the Beneath the Southern Sky exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery on Friday evening. Here are a couple of shots from early on, before the crowds gathered.
I should clarify that the exhibition is displayed in the foyer of the gallery. It’s a great space and catches people’s attention as they walk through the gallery on their way to the Edogawa Commemorative Gardens. It is fantastic to have a venue that brings textile art to a broader audience. And just today I received a phone call from someone who planned to bring her two young grandsons. How good is that?!
Friday also saw the opening of two exhibitions in the main gallery space. The annual reconcilation exhibition is in Gallery One. Gallery Two has Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor, an intriguing exhibition that celebrates the 2011 centenary of International Womenâ€™s Day, and the old rhyme was a starting point for 100 of Australiaâ€™s finest women jewellers to make a brooch in response to the professional achievements of 100 Australian women in every field imaginableâ€”from tinker to tailor, bishop to soldier, bullocky to lawyer.
The Laundry King snapped this photo of me giving a brief introduction to the exhibition. I am giving a more detailed floor talk presentation at 1pm on Saturday, 1 June and 22 June. All welcome!