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Public Art Launch

Wed 27 March at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free
Join us for the launch of two exciting new public art projects

Zanny Begg: Dancing with Bees and Daniel Templeman: Aperture

7:15 – 7:45pm: Project introductions and speeches, South Court, Orange Regional Gallery.
7:45 – 8:15pm: Sugar Bag Bee performance by dancers Paityn Klaare and Lylah Maunder. Viewing of Zanny Begg, Dancing with Bees, outside Orange Civic Theatre, 135 Byng Street, Orange.
8:30 – 9:00pm Viewing of Daniel Templeman: Aperture, 215 Summer Street, Orange.

 

Zanny Begg: Dancing with Bees
Exterior of Orange Civic Theatre, 135 Byng Street, Orange.

The Arts and Sciences meet in Dancing with Bees, a groundbreaking artwork by Zanny Begg that invites viewers to reconsider our fragile ecosystem and notions of time though dance and the use of visually striking imagery of local bee species. The two screens work as a clock and are designed to keep real time.

Join Zanny Begg, Artist and Peter Gillespie, Curator, Scientific Collections, Biosecurity Collections, Primary Industries, Department of Regional NSW for a discussion in the Gallery Theatre prior to the official launch of the project. Also included will be a dance performance by Central West dancer, Maddie Tratt who features in the Dancing with Bees project. Free event, limited seating. Please book here.

Read more about Dancing with Bees

Proudly funded by Creative Australia, Create NSW, The NSW Government and Orange City Council with support from the NSW Department of Primary Industries Biosecurity Unit, Orange. Zanny Begg is the 2023 Creative Australia Visual Arts Fellowship recipient.

 

Daniel Templeman: Aperture
Laneway between 215 Summer Street and the Orange Central Square carpark, Orange.

Aperture is a site-responsive sculptural light installation consisting of 40 natural and artificial light elements installed in an undulating pattern that creates a sense of movement along the laneway. Aperture transforms a dark and unwelcoming space into a site of play and experimentation by providing an immersive experience. As light bounces off the walls in a variety of colours and patterns Aperture asks us to consider how movement and our perception of light alter the way we interpret the world.

Read more about Aperture

Proudly funded by the NSW Government and Orange City Council.

 

Image 1: Dancing with Bees, Zanny Begg, 2024. Sugar Bag Bee/ Austroplebeia australis by dancers Paityn Klaare and Lylah Maunder.

Image (below): Daniel Templeman, Aperture, 2024 (digital render).

Details

Date:
Wed 27 March
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/public-art-launch-tickets-855595949517

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Local government area
Orange
Artforms
Visual arts
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Venue

Orange Regional Gallery
149 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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