No Turning Back
Thu March 14 - Sun May 26
Eskbank House Museum’s new exhibition No Turning Back explores the story of Bob Cunningham’s artistic career and life in Lithgow. The exhibition includes ceramics, paintings, prints and sculpture which have never previously been publicly exhibited.
Opening Event: Saturday 23 March 2019
Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm
“Bob Cunningham has made an important contribution to Lithgow’s cultural life,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor, Cr Ray Thompson. “His studio and pottery are well-known and fondly remembered by many residents of Lithgow. Cultural endeavour is a critical part of Lithgow’s future economic success so I’m excited to be officially opening this exhibition to the public on Saturday 23 March.”
Cunningham’s studio was Lithgow’s cultural hub.
The exhibition title No Turning Back was chosen by Cunningham. In 1969, Cunningham and his wife Jill sold their home in Sydney and moved their family to Lithgow. Cunningham stopped work as a shipping clerk and began working full-time as an artist. Although making a living from his artistic output wasn’t always easy, he committed to his new life and the work he was passionate about. He did what many dream of doing and never looked back.
Cunningham has just turned 80 and this is his 50th year living in Lithgow. This exhibition celebrates his work and extraordinary contribution to Lithgow’s cultural life.
Image: Bob Cunningham in his studio.
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