Summer Exhibitions - New to the Gallery & Museum
A new summer showcase of exhibitions has been installed at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum this week with the official exhibition launch for two exhibits on tomorrow night. A Place to Call Home? Migrant Hostel Memories and APPROPRIATE / NOT APPROPRIATE will be officially opened by Cr Cindi Bush, at 6pm, Friday 16 December 2016.
For many migrants after World War II, for better or worse, hostels were their first ‘homes’. A Place to Call Home? Migrant Hostel Memories is touring exhibition developed by the National Archives of Australia. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program and rekindles memories with vivid photographs of life in Australia’s migrant hostels. Their personal remembrances of Nissen huts, boiled mutton, bottled milk, helping hands and more, are on display from 16 December 2016 until 28 January 2017.
APPROPRIATE / NOT APPROPRIATE showcases the latest work of two local artists, Felicia Lloyd and Belynda (Bindi) Waugh. One indigenous and one non-indigenous, both award-winning artists will use images and text to consider contemporary issues from new perspectives. Through traditional and digital prints, video works, installation, paintings and drawings, questions will be posed and ideals re-examined. APPROPRIATE / NOT APPROPRIATE will be on display from 17 December 2016 until 25 February 2017.
All are welcome to attend the final official launch for the year on Friday night. For further information or to RSVP, phone 4976 6766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Light refreshments will be served after the formalities.
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