1 July - 27 August 2023
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery at 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst
Home to an increasing cohort of contemporary artists and creatives seeking connection, respite, and balance, regional Australia is a place where artists have space to create, experiment, respond and challenge. This exhibition showcases the work of 17 regionally based artists who choose to make work on Wiradjuri Country in the Central Tablelands of NSW.
Of primary concern is the impact of man-made and climactic events on the ecologies and landscape of the region. A chaptered exhibition, to recur over multiple iterations, it celebrates artists who choose to live and work regionally, beyond an urban-centric ‘centre’ and in so doing resituate the regional as a core tenet of their practice.
From the Blue Mountains to Mudgee, Bathurst to Hill End and their surrounds, West of Central featured artists include Aleshia Lonsdale, Anne Graham, Bill Moseley, Blak Douglas, Caitlin Graham, Georgina Pollard, Genevieve Carroll, Dan Kojta, Jason Wing, Joyce Hinterding and David Haines, June Golland, Karla Dickens, Leo Cremonese, Maddison Gibbs, Nicole Welch, and Vicky Browne.
Artists Panel Discussion - click here to view