The Unflinching Gaze to open at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

WE had an exciting sneak preview of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery’s new exhibition Unflinching Gaze: Photo Media & the Male Figure when Richard Perram spoke at the Arts OutWest arts networking night.

Let’s just say it’s been a long and sometimes complex road bringing these 200-plus photo and video works together.

Richard Perram has been curating this exhibition in his mind for many years.

It’s the first major Australian photographic exhibition of the male figure through LGBTI eyes including Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Wilson and William Yang but also with some surprising juxtapositions like historic photos from the Holtermann Collection.

Works represent 62 artists (24 Australian and 38 international) and deal with how the male figure has been represented in photo media over the past 140 years.

It launches with an impressive full-day symposia this Saturday from 10am-4pm at the gallery before the launch at 6pm and  the official LGBTIQ /friendly after party 8pm at The Carrington.

Works deal with how the male figure has been represented.

The Unflinching Gaze

Young musos

THE Local Emerging Artists Program (LEAP) is officially launched at 11am on Thursday at Bathurst RSL.

From now until October 29 find cafes, bars and venues around town hosting live music by exciting young performers.

Some will go on to perform at the Inland Sea of Sound Festival.

Country musos of all ages will try their luck at the Trunkey Creek Country Busking Competition 2017 this Saturday, October 14 during the annual Wool and Horse Festival.

Live on stage

THE second performance of The Australian Ballet’s Giselle is on Thursday at 7.30pm at BMEC.

The Rhythms of Ireland are at BMEC Saturday 7pm and Next Tuesday and Wednesday they host Mitchell Con’s Hot Potato Band School Workshops.

Write on

KIM Kelly, author of Australian historical fiction including ‘Paper Daisies’ will run novel writing workshops at BMEC this Saturday and next.

Attend one or both workshops. Book via BooksPlus.