See those smiling faces! After an 8-month COVID-19 induced hiatus, the Vision 2020 exhibition tour has begun! It is so wonderful to be able to share these artworks in the cloth and to have three of the artists join me to celebrate. Vision 2020 opened at Gosford Hospital Exhibition Space (Level 4 Building J Main Corridor) last month and will continue on display until Friday 15 January 2021. Join me for a curator floor talk:
- Friday 4 December 2020 at 10.30am
- Sunday 6 December 2020 at 10am
The exhibition space is open to the general public at all hours subject to COVID-19 check-in and screening at the hospital entry point. The hospital is an easy walk from Gosford train station and free commuter carpark. Access the hospital via the lifts on Showground Road. There are also two parking buildings at the hospital. (See the Gosford Hospital website for a site map and more information.)
Here’s a video overview of the exhibition. More installation images are on the Vision 2020 website along with an online gallery. A full colour printed Vision 2020 catalogue is also available for purchase.
Vision 2020 Curator Statement
From dreams to vistas, anatomical studies to optical illusions, Vision 2020 explores the theme of vision from different angles. Eye imagery dominates and many works highlight the importance of eye health and vision care. I embrace this focus. 90% of blindness or vision impairment is preventable or treatable. Prioritising eye health brings profound creative, social and economic benefits and 2020 brings extra resonance to this theme.Brenda Gael Smith, curator