Thought-provoking exhibitions to open at GRAG

Published: Thursday, 19 April 2018 at 11:13:52 AM

Two new exhibitions will challenge perceptions when Dead Centre and Stations of the Cross open at Geraldton Regional Art Gallery this Friday 20 April.

Dead Centre, a collection of photographic and video works that explores marginalised identities within the broader spectrum of multicultural Australian society, continues its tour after being exhibited at Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery.

Stations of the Cross will return to GRAG, showcasing various pieces that offer unique and powerful interpretations on the meaning of Easter. The exhibition, which is curated by Claire Bushby, features works from both veteran and emerging Western Australian contemporary artists.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said he is thrilled Geraldton Regional Art Gallery is hosting these captivating exhibits.

“It’s a pleasure to host these collections from such a high calibre of artists from here in Western Australia and around the country,” he said.

“Each exhibition holds a powerful message behind it and I strongly encourage everyone to come down and check them out while they are here in Geraldton.”

Dead Centre is touring through ART ON THE MOVE and Stations of the Cross is a Perth Uniting Church show. Both exhibitions will officially open this Friday 20 April at 6pm and will run until 16 June.

Light refreshments will be provided at the opening. All community members are invited to attend the exhibition opening and the dress code for the evening is smart casual.

Artist Nathan Beard will also be delivering a free floor talk on Saturday 21 April from 10.30am through the free Act-Belong Commit Engagement Program presented by ART ON THE MOVE. His works are currently in display in Dead Centre and he has featured in Stations of the Cross 2017.

To find out more information about Dead Centre and Stations of the Cross, visit the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery’s website http://artgallery.cgg.wa.gov.au/

Picture Caption: Clare Peake, Untitled, 2018. Studio scraps, test pieces, failures and project remnants. Photographer: Tim Ognenis.

Picture Caption: Clare Peake, Untitled, 2018. Studio scraps, test pieces, failures and project remnants. Photographer: Tim Ognenis.

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