Artstate Bathurst Regional Art Exhibition: My Own Backyard

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Commissioned as part of Artstate Bathurst’s Arts Program, My Own Backyard, is an exhibition reflecting the variety and quality of artists who have made this wonderful region ‘their own backyard’.


Opening: Wednesday 31 October at 6pm
Tremains Mill, 11 Keppel Street, Bathurst.

My Own Backyard is a collection of work representing the Arts OutWest region, covering 11 local government areas in the NSW central west.

Just as our region varies from locations that are on the periphery of western Sydney through to areas that are classified as remote, the work in this exhibition shows not only a range of artforms and styles, but a spread of approaches and interpretations that have grown from experiences both in and beyond this region.

Artists have chosen to live and work in our region, away from major metropolitan centres, for many reasons. The space and place that regional life offers can in many ways be an enabler in helping people find their way of working, but it is also vital that regional location is not a barrier to the opportunities that regional artists need.

My Own Backyard celebrates the artistic achievements of our regional artists and demonstrates the excellence that we find in our visual arts sector.

Exhibiting artists:

  • Lino Alvarez Carrasco
  • Ros Auld
  • Freya Blackwood
  • Bev Coe
  • Sue Daley
  • Greg Daly
  • Rachel Ellis
  • Joy Engelman
  • Fullerton Design
  • Victor Gordon
  • Anne Graham
  • Ken Hutchinson
  • Paul McKnight
  • Bill Moseley
  • Irene Ridgeway
  • Paddy Robinson
  • Luke Sciberras
  • Street Dreams Project with Henry and Joe Simmons
  • Rosemary Valadon
  • Peter Wilson

ARTSTATE: 1-4 November 2018

For all Artstate Bathurst information and program:

Image: Autumn Evening Under the Apricot Tree, 2010. Rosemary Valedon.

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