Gallery to be the subject of art
THE prize-winning architecture of the Tweed River Art Gallery and stunning surrounds will be glorified by six leading Australian artists in a print collection.
The collection will celebrate the gallery's 20th anniversary year and upcoming 21st birthday this September.
Five of the selected artists will visit the gallery over the weekend as artists-in-residence, and during their stay will make preparatory sketches for their commissioned art works.
The selected artists, representative of contemporary printmaking practice in Australia, are GW Bot, Jan Davis, Graham Fransella, Marco Luccio, Euan Macleod and Graeme Peebles.
The prints will be produced in an edition of 21 prints to mark the gallery's milestone birthday.
The collection of six prints will be presented in a specially crafted, ready-to-hang frame, which will be available for sale to the general public.
As a bonus, visitors to the Art Gallery are invited to join these renowned Australian artists for an “In Conversation” session with the Art Gallery Director Susi Muddiman on Sunday from 11am.
“This event is an excellent opportunity to meet some of the country's finest contemporary artists and hear them talk about our beautiful art gallery and this exciting project,” Ms Muddiman said.
“It is wonderful that these artists are able to travel here from Melbourne, Canberra and Lismore to spend time at the gallery, responding to our magnificent prize-winning building.
“There will be a chance to ask questions of the artists about their work and careers in the arts.”