What's on at the gallery, April 16, 2017

DARK SIDE: As Long as the Night is Dark, featuring works by Talitha Kennedy, Bernhard Sachs, Jordan Wood and Adam Boyd.

DARK SIDE: As Long as the Night is Dark, featuring works by Talitha Kennedy, Bernhard Sachs, Jordan Wood and Adam Boyd.

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery is proud to present As Long as the Night is Dark, an exhibition that muses on the doomed nature of humanity with playful nihilism and prophetic vision.

Attuned to the darker sides of the mind and the spirit, 10 contemporary Australian artists respond to the anxiety of the future with the melancholy of the past.

Iconic artist Bernhard Sachs presents one of the centrepieces of the exhibition, a vast assemblage constructed from the diary pages of his youth.

Here in As Long as the Night is Dark, Eaton’s dark yet glittering works mingle enamel and mirrors.

An inspiration for many of the artists exhibiting in As Long as the Night is Dark, Sachs explores the inscrutable process of the ownership of history, its existential thematics and their obsessional underwriting.

The paintings of Janenne Eaton question the role of visual arts in the processes of social change, social justice and empowerment.

Here in As Long as the Night is Dark, Eaton’s dark yet glittering works mingle enamel and mirrors.

In the space between construction and deconstruction, Jordan Wood’s contorted ceramic heads evoke a landscape of doomed and purgatorial souls.

The warping of materials is also central to the work of Talitha Kennedy, whose obsessive hand stitched animal skins summon uncanny sculptural spells.

Easter and Anzac Day program

Works by George Aslanis from the exhibition Experiments in Light.

Works by George Aslanis from the exhibition Experiments in Light.

This Easter weekend is a great opportunity to show off Wagga Wagga’s cultural assets to your visiting friends and family. The National Art Glass Gallery is always a delight, with highlights from the Gallery’s collection always on show.

The current temporary exhibition, Experiments in Light, is a stunning tribute to George Aslanis, one of Australia’s most beloved glass artists and teachers.

Kids will have a blast playing with the 3D printing tools featured in the Shapeshifters exhibition in the main gallery; and lovers of print and portraits will appreciate Tony Ameneiro’s beautiful exhibition Head Over Head.

The Art Gallery and National Art Glass Gallery are both open on Saturday and Sunday but will be closed on Easter Monday.

And if you’re planning ahead, the Gallery and Glass Gallery will also be open on Anzac Day, from midday until 4pm.

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