WAGGA Wagga Art Gallery have great pleasure in inviting you to an interesting and informative panel discussion, which will be presented in conjunction with this powerful exhibition, Ngabinbiyi dulmarra (measured pressure): Michael Riley and Lorraine Connelly-Northey. Both Michael Riley and Lorraine Connelly-Northey are visionary Wiradjuri/Waradgerie artists of national significance. Their exhibition brings together new works and significant pieces from the artists’ oeuvre, demonstrating the range and creativity of these two Wiradjuri artists, one male and one female, one from the North and one from the South of Wiradjuri Country.
Join Lorraine Connelly-Northey and curator Jonathan Jones along with members of the Wiradjuri community as they discuss what it means to be Wiradjuri today.
The panel discussion will commence after the launch of the exhibition on Saturday, November 10 at 11am.
We hope you will join us for this wonderful event and share time with an amazing group of inspirational and innovative artists, curators, elders and community members.
We look forward to your company.
OPERATION Art is an initiative of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in collaboration with the Department of Education.
Annually, over 800 students across all of NSW enter their work in the Operation Art Exhibition. Students in years K-10, including rural and remote schools and special education schools, have their art work showcased in a professionally curated exhibition.
Students receive wide spread recognition for their work with over 10,000 visitors viewing the exhibition at Sydney Olympic Park, and then thousands more viewing the touring exhibition which visits fi regional galleries each year before the works are donated to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
The 50 art works on show here today, are those which will tour NSW in 2018.
The exhibition provides a real purpose for student’s artmaking – contributing to the wellbeing of sick children and their families by creating work which is uplifting and gives hope to those who spend much of their time at hospital. Officially launching on Friday, November 16 at 3pm in the E3 art space. All are welcome to attend.