As October gives way to November, all eyes are on the Broken Hill City Art Gallery, where many current exhibitions will be concluding. In their place, new exhibitions are set to debut at the beginning of next month.
We spoke to Gallery and Museum Manager Kathy Graham about what the Gallery has coming up and it promises to be a busy few months at the nationally renowned art venue.
“The current exhibitions are only up for another couple of weeks, so if anybody wants to have a look at them – they must get in before October 30. Shades of Blak will be staying with us until February,” Ms Graham told the Barrier Truth.
One of the upcoming exhibitions, set to open on November 8, the HSC Art Show is one of the more popular annual exhibits and one that Ms Graham is looking forward to.
“It is very popular [the HSC Art Show]. Not only because you get the families coming in too, but also it gives the students that feeling of having their art exhibited in a gallery, which is a thrill in and of itself.
“It can also provide a bit of a platform for going forward with making more art to be put on exhibition, or it can go the other way where they say, ‘I’ve ticked that box’ and then they can move on to something else,” Ms Graham told the Truth.
Opening on the Friday prior to the HSC Art Show is another exhibition that the Gallery and Exhibition Manager is very excited about and that is the Jam Factory ICON Kunmanara Carroll: Ngaylu Nyanganyi Ngura Winki (I Can See All Those Places).
“This is one I am really excited for. It is a touring exhibition through the Jam Factory in South Australia. It is the work of Kunmanara Carol who is an incredibly talented Indigenous artist who does multi mediums including pottery, glass work,2D work. “
The travelling exhibition is a coup for the Broken Hill City Art Gallery, with it being one of 12 venues that will be displaying this exhibition nationally.
“There has been a bit of a partnership to make this one happen. The Australian Council for the Arts, Jam Factory and both the New South Wales and South Australian Government, amongst many others, have helped make this possible for us.”
Jam Factory ICON Kunmanara Carroll: Ngaylu Nyanganyi Ngura Winki (I Can See All Those Places) is set to have its official opening on November 3 at 6pm at the Broken Hill City Art Gallery on Argent Street.
Finally, another exhibition opening at the beginning of next month is Si Yi Shen, AKA Iris, who has been one of the Gallery’s Artists in Residence who will be displaying some works from that residency called Imagining Terrains.
“Imagining Terrains is a digital exhibition based on photographs and interactions with community and we are very excited about that opening too,” Ms Graham told the Barrier Truth.