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Sun 4 September at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sun 4 September 2022,
When Steve Kirby died in October 2010, he left behind three decades of creative practice spanning site-specific installation, sculpture, drawing and experimental painting. During his time as a painter, he exhibited extensively in regional and metropolitan galleries, and after graduating from the National Art School in 2000 formed part of Legge Gallery’s artist line-up until the gallery closed in 2009. Although Kirby exhibited regularly, much of his work has never been seen outside the studio. Otherworlds is a rare chance to see works from the collection at the site the works were created – Tremain’s Mill in Bathurst.
Opening Friday 2 September 2022 at 6 pm at Tremain’s Mill in Bathurst.
The exhibition will remain open over the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sep 3-4, 10am to 4pm.
If you’d prefer a private viewing of works from Steve Kirby’s estate at Tremain’s Mill in Bathurst, you can book a one-hour slot with Estate Curator Karen Golland on Thursday 1, Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September 2022.
Book your one-hour slot here – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/otherworlds-tickets-405734341337
Steve Kirby was born in Somerset in the United Kingdom in 1956 and died in Bathurst, Central West NSW, in 2010. Initially trained in microscopy, he spent his formative years working at a hospital in Bristol. After leaving work to travel, Kirby participated in several site-specific projects overseas, including the Forest Huts Project in Mysen, Norway in 1977; a three month walk building site specific works from Lands’ End to John O’Groats, Great Britain, in 1979; and The Puzzle at the Amsterdam Centre, Amsterdam, in 1982. He migrated to Australia in 1986 and established his art practice in Bathurst, completing a Bachelor of Arts (History of Ideas) at Deakin University in 1995 via correspondence, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) at the National Art School, Sydney in 2000. Following graduation, Kirby had regular solo exhibitions with Legge Gallery, Sydney. He participated in numerous group exhibitions, including The Greatest Show on Earth: Paintings and Drawings of the Australian Circus, Cutcliffe Gallery, Sydney, 2000 and Alchemy: Cadia Hill Gold Mine Art Project, Orange Regional Gallery, 2002. Steve Kirby’s work is held in the collections of Artbank, Art and Australia, Utopia and private collections in Australia and Europe.
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