Visions of Country Exhibition

Wednesday 20 January 2021 to Thursday 21 January 2021 (DAILY event)

Overview

'Visions of Country' presents different impressions of land from the Orange Regional Gallery Collection. Spanning early Australian Modernists Roland Wakelin and Grace Cossington Smith to present-day…

'Visions of Country' presents different impressions of land from the Orange Regional Gallery Collection. Spanning early Australian Modernists Roland Wakelin and Grace Cossington Smith to present-day artists David Serisier, Elisabeth Cummings and Margaret Loy Pula, this selection reveals how depictions of land vary and continue to change.

These perspectives of land contribute to larger conversations of identity. As English art critic John Berger wrote, “Every image embodies a way of seeing”, in this case, the artists’ context and artistic conventions interlink with the way they depict land. From monumental and encompassing, to urban landscapes embedded with human presence, or to immersive and sublime experiences, Visions of Country reveals the many ways artists interpret their experience of land. Across varying styles and mediums, 'Visions of Country' presents artists fundamentally linked by their desire to portray our inherent connection to it.

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