SACRED art exhibition showcases local female talents at CSU

A COLLECTION: Adele Packer and Kate Allman curated Wagga's latest art exhibition 'SACRED', which asks female artists what they hold sacred.
A COLLECTION: Adele Packer and Kate Allman curated Wagga's latest art exhibition 'SACRED', which asks female artists what they hold sacred.

A new all-female art exhibition that asks female artists to reflect on what they hold sacred is now open at Charles Sturt University.

Curated by Adele Packer and Kate Allman, SACRED features works from 10 female artists from the Riverina and beyond. 

Ms Packer said the 10 artists had taken the exhibition’s theme in many different directions. 

“In one form or another, our artists have created shrine artworks that talk about things that are sacred to them,” Ms Packer said. 

SNEAK PREVIEW: Curators Kate Allman and Adele Packer setting up Wagga's latest art exhibition.

SNEAK PREVIEW: Curators Kate Allman and Adele Packer setting up Wagga's latest art exhibition.

“It's all about the connection that women share between these feelings of devotion and adoration, and how strong those feelings can be.” 

For pottery artist Cassandra Pomroy, the exhibition led to a deep reflection on female friendships. 

“The first thing that came into my mind was a flashback of a friend speaking at another friend's funeral a few years ago,” Ms Pomroy said.

“She just talked about how this person's passing made her realise she really needed to cherish her female friendships so much more.

“That got me thinking about all the friendships in film and television that have touched and inspired me, so I went about recreating some of those.” 

The other contributing artists are Aunty Lorraine Tye, Aunty Joyce Hampton, Jordy Bos, Sophie Joyce, Missy Dempsey, Ruth Cummins, Sarah McEwan, Julie Montgarrett, and Vicky Okot.

The SACRED art exhibition is open at the HR Gallop Gallery at CSU from 9am to 5pm on weekdays until March 26. 

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