Recently, the National Art Glass Gallery, part of the Wagga Art Gallery was awarded a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor Inc, an international company regarded as the world’s largest travel site, which draws its information from 200 million+ unbiased traveller reviews provided through interactive, user generated travel forums.
While the gallery is already known within the regional and national contexts, for its exquisite and comprehensive historical collection Australian art glass it is wonderful to see that its reputation is spreading much further afield.
If you have not been to the gallery lately, now is the perfect time to join tourists from all over the world to feast your eyes on spectacular pieces of glass art in the softness of winter light.
The current exhibition, Forget Me Not, brings together Brenda Page and Kristin McFarlane each presenting ideas about the act of not forgetting.
Brenda Page specialises in kiln formed glass, and uses the sculptural potential of the lost wax method.
In this exhibition, Page presents a collection of glass time capsules incorporating family heirlooms and personal items to illustrate ways we attempt to remember and preserve the past.
Kristin McFarlane’s work incorporates graphic elements into a three dimensional construct.
McFarlane’s current work builds on her practice of exploring concepts of memory, fragility and longing through mourning and loss.
Ngulagambilanha: to be returning home is an exciting and innovative exhibition from students and teachers participating in the program of the same name.
This program presented by The Arts Unit of the Department of Education in partnership with the Art Gallery of NSW and Wagga Art Gallery, has been running over the first two terms of this year with a selection of the work produced culminating in this exhibition.
Ngulagambilanha: to be returning home is a visual arts program that brought together schools in Wiradjuri Country to engage with The Art Gallery of NSW and Wagga Art Gallery’s collections and included opportunities to make connections with local Wiradjuri artists, artworks and language.
The reception and participation in the program has been truly amazing, with many wonderful outcomes for all participants.
In particular, the gallery was delighted that seven regional public primary schools, Temora, Tumut, Corowa, Gundagai South, Gundagai, Ashmont and Henty participated so enthusiastically throughout, creating an amazing array of diverse artworks.
Wagga Art Gallery welcomes all to this celebration of creativity, diversity and engagement of schools, galleries and communities.
There is so much to be seen from prints and paintings to beautifully woven objects. Come along and discover the hidden stories, talents and visions of our region’s next generation of artists.
Ngulagambilanha: to be returning home will be on display at Wagga Art Gallery from Saturday, July 18, to Sunday, September 6, 2015.
The exhibition will be officially launched on Saturday, July 25 at 1pm.
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