Bathurst Regional Art Gallery launches three new exhibitions | western avocado

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New exhibitions will be presented at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery [BRAG] starting this Friday, with the works of four distinctly different artists on display. One of the artists involved will be the late Sidney Nolan, whose paintings and drawings will feature in the Drought exhibition, containing a host of works inspired by a drought experienced in Australia in the early 1950s. But the other three artists featured have distinctive links to the mid-west, with Nicola Mason, Robert Hirschmann and Hui Selwood based in Bathurst, Portland and Hill End respectively. READ ALSO: Bathurst Library Takes Bookings For Its School Holiday Workshops With Focus, Ms Mason has hired her home executive to create still lifes that reflect a range of interpretations on common household objects. “Many of the exhibit’s subjects are tools that I actually own, such as household appliances, children’s toys, and finds from daily walks with the dogs,” Ms. Mason said. “There’s always an internal drive to create, and even when I’m not painting or drawing, I’m always thinking of new subjects to put on the canvas.” READ ALSO: Smith & Jones releases first new music in three years Ms. Mason has been awarded a Create NSW Small Project Grant to develop work for this exhibition. Mr. Hirschmann composed Past Night to show a new direction in his artistic practice, with the Moon: an image repeated in each work presented: serving as both subject and metaphor. “They are literally moons, but metaphorically they represent a desire to seek greater meaning within oneself,” he said. “Many moons are lined with ‘containers’ that control an energy and reveal a multitude of meanings, including the trauma of loss, a carefully crafted home, or the slow beginnings of connection in a new place.” READ ALSO: Denison College Bathurst High Campus to Host First Block Fest With Cubi and Other Passage, Mr Selwood hopes to convey ‘visual delight’ through his collection of abstract steel sculptures. “The works are abstract in nature, but they have a rather figurative element because they are all vertical in nature,” he said. “Cubi comes from my adoration for the American sculptor David Smith, as that was the title of his last series of works. I was very influenced by the forms he used, but I implemented them differently. ” The exhibits will be on display until Sunday, June 5. For more information visit www.bathurstart.com.au. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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