TWEED River Art Gallery tech officer Barry Mossop checks out a piece by Brisbane artist John Morris.
TWEED River Art Gallery tech officer Barry Mossop checks out a piece by Brisbane artist John Morris.

Putting a new face on portaiture



EXTENDING the concept of the portrait is the aim of a new exhibition Face to Face which opens at the Tweed River Art Gallery today.

Gallery assistant director Anne Schardin said portraiture could be done in many other mediums aside from painting and drawing.

Face to Face, one of three new exhibits, features portraits from the gallery's Australian Portrait Collection including acquisitions from the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

The portraits range from c1890 through to 2003 and include works in traditional oils, acrylic, fibre, wood and photography.

Ms Schardin said this was a rare opportunity to view such a large selection of portraits from the gallery's collection.

Other new exhibitions opening at the gallery - c.a.s.e. unpacked and What's New.

c.a.s.e. unpacked features works by six members of the Piece Gallery and studio in Mullumbimby who have created a personal response to works chosen from the gallery's collection. Artists are Rochelle Summerfield, Christine Willcocks, Susanna Pohlen, Robyn Sweaney, Sue Davidson and Liz Deckers.

What's New showcases some of the gallery's most recent acquisitions. Tweed River Art Gallery in Murwillumbah is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.



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