Goulburn Regional Art Gallery


Present Exhibitions

Permanent Collection - fit to size

19 October 2018 - 2 February 2019

 This exhibition presents contemporary works that have recently entered our permanent collection through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, with a play on power and scale.  'fit to size' features selected works from some of Australia's most accomplished artists, Graham Franselle, David Griggs and Sam Leach to name just a few.  We thank our donors for their generosity and support in building our permanent collection.

Clara Adolphs - Remembering Words

7 December 2018 - 2 February 2019

Clara Adolphs is a local figurative painter who uses found painter who uses found photographs as source materials for her work, creating expanded narratives and new histories from moments in time.  'Remembering Words' is the culmination of a years work, beginning with a residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris in early 2018.  Continuing her interest in abandoned photography, Adolphs explores the tangibility of time and memory through her painting - her application of oil to canvas becoming more and more agile in recent works.

Moving through reference materials quickly, Adolphs' paintings express a trace energy and sense of motion, indicative of the life presented in the photograph.  Gesture and expression in the new non-figurative studies reveal anthropomorphic tendencies almost inextricable from human perception of forms.

Image:  Clara Adolphs, Woman, Seated, (detail) 2017, 65 x 45cm, oil on linen. Image courtesy of the artist.

Nicole Foreshew - Minyambul yiri yimbang (because it is a sacred thing)

7 December 2018 - 2 February 2019

Nicole Foreshew is a contemporary artist and member of the Wiradjuri nation, Central West NSW, working across an ambitious array of materials and processes.  Formed from a recent residency in Morocco, this new body of work furthers Foreshew's profound connection to her Country and intense explorations of material agency.

Sensitive to the physical implications of social, cultural and economic practices, Foreshew presents objects as directly influenced by the intimate performances of human and non-human activity.  Objects speak of familial relationships, geological formations, and transformations from one organic state to another.  Referencing the institutional 'artefact' and forming comparisons between ceremony and everyday use, Foreshew's work brings to light the often overlooked interactions of sand, fire and time.





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