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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

While the World Waits Exhibition opening

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Continues to Sunday 3 April. Tremains Mill, 11 Keppel St Bathurst. 20 artists respond to a Central West sonic journey.

Arts OutWest invites you to 
While the World Waits Exhibition #1
Opening event
Saturday 19 March, 2-4pm
Tremains Mill, 11 Keppel St Bathurst
Free admission
To be opened by Tracey Callinan, CEO Regional Arts NSW
The launch includes a half hour session of original music by Kris Schubert who produced and performed on the album.
Exhibition open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am-4pm until April 3.

TO RSVP please email or call 02 6338 4657.

The last two years have been tough in the arts. Lockdowns and loss of work ran right across all artforms. Live shows took a hammering. We wanted to help by creating opportunities for those most affected.

As you may remember, in 2021, Arts OutWest commissioned 15 Central West songwriters to each write a track reflecting their experiences of 2020. We created a compilation album of original music titled While the World Waits.

We heard what it felt like. Now show me what it looks like…

In 2022, artists from across the Central West were asked to use the album as a jumping off point and inspiration for new work. This unique opportunity for regional visual artists to create artworks in response to regional music has been a labour of love for Arts OutWest.

While the World Waits Exhibition is a curated exhibition in which selected artists each respond to one or more tracks, title or words on the album.

The exhibition will showcase work from across all mediums. You will see painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, moving image, animation, photography, glass and textiles.

Artists featured are: Bridget Thomas (Bathurst), Cate McCarthy (Yetholme), Gemma Clipsham (Bathurst), Gus Armstrong (Rylstone), Harrie Fasher (Portland), Heather Dunn (Bathurst), Heather Vallance (Orange), Helen Carpenter (Grenfell), Hugh McKinnon (orange), Jane Tonks (Orange), Laura Baker (Blayney), Lise Edwards (Lithgow), River Yarners & Henry Simmons (Bathurst), Robert Hirschmann (Portland), Shani Nottingham (Cowra), Stephan van der Merwe (Parkes), Timothy Seager (Bathurst), Aleshia Lonsdale (Mudgee), Steven Cavanagh (Hill End), Christine McMillan (Kandos).

Download the While the World Waits Exhibition Catalogue

While the World Waits Exhibition will travel for 12 months to galleries and venues across Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Regional, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin LGAs. The second exhibition will be at Grenfell Art Gallery April 20 – June 2.

Image: Storm Approaching (detail) by Gemma Clipsham, from the exhibition While the World Waits.