Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) presents Deborah Kelly: CREATION – a queer insurrectionary science fiction climate change religion, unfurling through years of collaborations across generations, identities, artforms and sites.

Join us on Friday 23 February at 6pm to celebrate the opening of CREATION at BRAG

- Opening Speeches by Mayor Jess Jennings

- Canapés by BRAGS, house drinks by Renzaglia Wines, Grass Parrot Vineyard, Cosmo Brewing

- $10 members, $15 non-members, RSVP essential, all welcome!

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In collaborating with marginalised communities, CREATION confronts climate crisis and truth decay with a crowd-sourced faith drawn from practical politics, mysticism and collectivity. Through cross-disciplinary projects, public brainstorms and participatory performances, this religion evolves before our very eyes. 

CREATION at BRAG manifests in human encounters through exhibition, performances, and public workshops. The exhibition presents a range of work spanning video, animation, photography, music, digital collage, costume, and textiles by instigating artist Deborah Kelly and artistic leaders SJ Norman (Liturgy), Angela Goh (dance), Lex Lindsay (composer), James L King (costumier), Stereogamous (dance anthem) and Alia Ardon (film). Together, the artists shepherd this new faith through their specific fields. 

About the Artist
Deborah Kelly is a Melbourne-born, Sydney-based artist who has exhibited extensively around Australia and internationally, including in the prestigious Biennales of Singapore, Sydney, Thessaloniki, TarraWarra, Cementa, and Venice. Over the past decade, Kelly has been working with groups of strangers in cities around the world to make experiential collaborations emphasising process, community, and aesthetic intensity. 


Image: Deborah Kelly, CREATION choir, 2022. Courtesy the artist.