ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Friday 8 February 2013

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery to open multiple exhibitions tonight

Bob Groves WAS President with Sam Byrne painting
'Cecilia Resists Arrest, Unusual Transport of Broken Hill'
Art Scene
The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery will again play host to another impressive joint exhibition which opens later today at 6.30pm at the gallery at (all welcome) - 

404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill NSW 2880

Hours 10-5 M-F and 10-4 S/S

Entry by gold coin donation

Yesterday I took a sneak preview with the President of the Willyama Art Society (WAS) President Bob Groves who will open the WAS's 52nd annual art exhibition on Friday night. The exhibition features a range of paintings and drawings created by the group's talented members. I was impressed with the works and felt quite tempted to buy a few of them myself.

Two other exhibitions are opening on the night. Hyperclay: Contemporary Australian Ceramics, An Object: Australian Design Centre (touring) Exhibition, will be opened by the Gallery Manager Cathy Farry. The elaborate Hyperclay exhibition profiles eight artists at various stages in their careers whose current practice is taking ceramics into bold new territories.

Hyperclay features the work of Walter Auer, Roderick Bamford, Stephen Bird, Jacqueline Clayton, Andrea Hylands, Addison Marshall, Pip McManus and Paul Wood. This exhibition was still being installed whilst I was there so I didn't get to see it in it's entirety as it is a very intricately created exhibition. A collection of over 30 short videos have been produced to accompany the exhibition, ranging from artists interviews to curators, academics, collectors and gallerists, commenting on why they find a particular artist so exciting, through to ceramic students expressing what inspires them about the work in the show.

Local high profile artist Sam Byrne's (now deceased) work will be show-cased in a 'Works from the collection - the Art of Sam Byrne' exhibition.

The other exhibition 'Changing Lives' will be opened by well known local artist Badger Bates.

Each exhibition runs from 8 February to 24 March (except the 'Changing Lives' exhibition which will finish on 17 March.

Enjoy, cheers, Jane D

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