January Exhibitions at NRCG: Ballina Shire

January Exhibitions at NRCG

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina kicks off 2023 with a new suite of exhibitions from local artists. Spanning different mediums of painting, printmaking, ceramics, and photo-media – our January exhibitions delve into technological, environmental, and archaeological themes through realism and speculation.

UNDERSTORIES: Things Fallen | Karena Wynn-Moylan

Karena Wynn-Moylan shares with the viewer a fascination with what lies under our feet, the engine room of the landscape and environment. Using her knowledge of watercolour transcribed into oil painting, Wynn-Moylan enlarges what is often small and overlooked, communicating the importance of interconnectedness in the fruitful and the finished, the dying and discarded, and the beauty that still exists in natural forms as they return to the ground.

Mirror of Ink | Steven Giese

Local printmaker Steven Giese has been making prints for over four decades, engaging in all the major print mediums; lithography, etching, screen, and relief printing. In this exhibition of linocuts and monoprints, the artist looks to the environment, specifically, the delightfulness of birds and a deep connection to ecology.

Human Remains | Hannah Massey

Human Remains is a contemplation of the history of human civilizations and the preoccupation of societies to create monuments to and of themselves. Ceramics, with its inherent durability, has endured over time becoming relics and as such is reflective of both the persistence and the fragility of human society itself. Relics can reveal the stories that are important to a culture. This collection of “contemporary relics” is thus an invitation to the viewer to reflect upon ourselves as a shared experience of humanity, who and how we have been in the past and in turn who we are in the present and wish to be in the future.

reversible destiny | Marian Tubbs

Comprised of new and recent works, this presentation sees the artist move through experimental methods in large-scale digital assemblage, screen-printing, and installation. Tubbs examines technology, acceleration, and ecologies with vibrant assemblage and image making. reversible destiny speculates on notions of the preordained, narratives of ‘choose your own adventure’ are considered via machined experiments and aesthetic investigation into biomimicry. Natural working systems are in fact key to all the works in the exhibition. Inevitably, the philosophical provocation ‘art can only imitate nature’, is met.

All exhibitions open Wednesday 11 January 2023 and continue until Sunday 5 March 2023. The official exhibition launch will be held 5.30 – 7.30pm, Thursday 19 January.

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery is located at 44 Cherry Street Ballina and is open Wednesday to Friday from 10am until 4pm and weekends from 9.30am until 1:00pm. For further information contact the Gallery on telephone 02 6681 0530 www.nrcgballina.com.au

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