THREE exciting new exhibitions are opening at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery tonight.
Glass: Art Design Architecture is a ground-breaking glass exhibition showcasing renowned Australian artists, designers and architects.
It is a major exhibition exploring innovative ways that glass is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century.
Co-curated by JamFactory’s CEO Brian Parkes and senior curator Margaret Hancock, the exhibition includes 23 artists, designers and architects from across Australia and brings together products, projects and works of art that reflect many of the current preoccupations with glass within contemporary art, design and architecture in Australia.
The exhibitors represent a broad range of approaches to working with glass, and the range of work in the exhibition is extensive – from fine, hand-crafted jewellery to high-tech glass skyscrapers.
Blue Mountains artist Robert Brain has created an autobiographical tapestry that will also go on show tonight.
From their witty and often irreverent subject matter to their impressive detail and complex compositions, these tapestries are in a league of their own, as is their creator.
Robert Brain and gallery director Richard Perram will discuss Robert’s practice, life and influences during the ‘in conversation’ event at 5pm before the exhibition opening. This is a free event.
Also opening tonight is This Is For You, an interactive installation developed by artist Karen Golland.
A continuation of the Choice and Chance project, a 22.5 metre mosaic painting originally conceived by the late Bathurst artist Steve Kirby, the project was first proposed in 2006 but remained unfinished when he died in 2010.
The mosaic is comprised of hundreds of small fragments cut from Kirby’s original abstract paintings.