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Opening tonight: three new exhibitions at Tweed gallery

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Three new exhibitions open tonight at Tweed Regional Gallery (Friday 2 March) at 6pm.

They are: Abstraction: celebrating Australian women artists, Nicola Hooper: Zoonoses, and Rob Olver: Of Rivers and Floods.

According to gallery notes:

Drawing from the extensive collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Abstraction will take audiences on a journey from the early 20th Century through to the present day, revealing the remarkable contribution Australian women artists have made to abstract art through a wide range of media.

Nicola Hooper: Zoonoses explores concepts surrounding ‘zoonoses’ or animal diseases that cross over to humans. Using prints, artist books, sculptures and wallpaper, Hooper examines how visual narratives, myths and rhymes can help in providing understanding of the perception of animals in the context of fear of disease.

Rob Olver: Of Rivers and Floods portrays the aftermath and the community response to the devastating flood caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie in late March 2017, capturing the damage to the natural and human environment and the resilience and humour of the people and community

The official opening proceedings will include guest speakers Dr Gerard Vaughan AM, Director, National Gallery of Australia, lecturer Dr Glen Skein, and artist Heather Matthew.

Prior to the official opening, an exhibition preview of Abstraction will be conducted by Lara Nicholls, Curator, 19th century Australian Art, National Gallery of Australia, starting at 5.15pm.

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