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OPENING | Danelle Bergstrom: Afterglow & Leanne Wicks: Birds Like Us
Fri 31 March at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$5 – $15
To be opened by Joanna Capon OAM
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery presents Afterglow by acclaimed Australian-Swedish painter Danelle Bergstrom. Afterglow is Bergstrom’s first career survey and presents key works from the last 25 years of the artist’s practice.
Based in Hill End since 1997, Bergstrom now lives between Australia and the Åland Islands, an archipelago and autonomous region of Finland.
Bergstrom uses landscape and portraiture as vessels to navigate “human emotion, experiences and choices”, where the artist paints what she feels, rather than what she sees. Afterglow traces Bergstrom’s own life as it is reflected in the overtures and undertones of her subjects, from major landscape paintings and portraits to intimate sketches and drawings.
Afterglow will be on display at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 1 April – 11 June 2023
BIRDS LIKE US
Blending her lifelong passions of birding, ornithology, and knitting, Leanne Wicks presents knitted portraits of artists associated with the artistic programs of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery and the Cementa art festival. Each portrait merges the personality and practice of artists with Australian birds to create a unique and whimsical knitted installation.
A BRAG FOYER SPACE EXHIBITION
Birds Like Us will be on display at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 1 April – 11 June 2023
Entry to exhibition opening $15/$10 BRAGS members/$5 Students
This opening is a fundraising event for BRAGS (Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Society Inc).
Your entry fee is used to support the gallery.
The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.
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