27 local artists will exhibit their incredible work at NSW Parliament House next month as ‘Out of the Illawarra’ hits the city.
‘Out of the Illawarra’ will show the Sydney art scene that there’s a strong creative force in the Illawarra.
All exhibiting artists are member of the Illawarra Association for the Visual Arts (IAVA), a co-operative formed seven years ago to cultivate and promote the outstanding contemporary visual art of our region.
President , Coledale’s Lara Seresin is proud of what the group has achieved. “This show is an accomplished and expressive collection of varied works from this well-established group of Illawarra artists,” she says. “The Illawarra has long attracted some of Australia’s most significant artists to work, reside and be inspired by its rich Aboriginal and multicultural legacy, the stunning coastline. the escarpment and it’s renown steel industry.
“These iconic features have provided an abundant source of material for some of the artists in this exhibition, whilst others reflect on living in a diverse and globally-connected society.”
Works by Indigenous artists Narelle Thomas and Lorraine Brown from the Coomaditchie Cooperative
will hang on the Reconciliation wall within the Fountain Court Gallery, along with
Indigenous academic Garry Jones. Other artists include Jane Bennett, Sue Bessell, Libby
Bloxham, Judy Bourke, Gillian Day, Julie Donnelly, Alannah Dreise, Angela Forrest, Paula
Schiller Gowans, Nicole Grimm- Hewitt, Karen Hook, Tony Hull, Jennifer Jackson, Liz Jeneid,
Alena Kennedy, Moira Kirkwood, Deborah Redwood, Melissa Richie, Lara Seresin, Sue
Smalkowski, Arja Valimaki, Mary Wingrave, Diana Wood Conroy and T.S. Zaracostas.
The opening event is on Thursday 3 August 2017 @ 2.30 – 4.30 in the Fountain court
Gallery, Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney.
Exhibition dates are from Tuesday 1 August to Friday 25 August
Opening hours are Monday through Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.
Entry to the exhibition is free. All welcome.
This exhibition is supported by the Hon Gareth Ward MLA and Hon Ryan Park