Memories woven through new works

Gunnedah Shire Council

Discover the stories hidden within the art of James White at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery in May.

The former Boggabri man will launch a new exhibition, “Memories”, on 27 May, and the local community is invited to walk down memory lane and embrace the nostalgic.

Mr White grew up on a family farm, but left the paddocks behind to travel the wider world, and it’s this collective imagery, and the memories, that inspire his watercolour works. He is a long time member of The Australian Watercolour Institute.

Gunnedah Shire Council Cultural Precinct Team Leader Lauren Mackley said Mr White’s exhibition invokes a strong sense of belonging and home.

“Memories can be so powerful and tangible. A certain scent or sight can take you back to a different time and incite strong feelings. James’ exhibition does just that,” Ms Mackley said.

Ms Mackley said his works also possesses a touch of playfulness – a gnome is hidden in each art work.

“Come along and see if you can find it,” she said.

“Memories” will open at 6pm on Friday, 27 May, 2022 at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery.

Light refreshments will be provided by the Gunnedah Red Cross. The exhibition will be on display until 3pm on Sunday, 3 July, 2022.

Caption: Former Boggabri man James White will exhibit a collection of works titled “Memories” at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery in May.

‘Grannie’s Tablecloth’ is part of the collection.

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