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Tessellated Memory is one of three shows coming to NRCG. Image supplied.

March is a big month for artists and art-lovers at Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina, with three new exhibitions.

Launch events are back for the enjoyment of the local community and visitors, with opportunities to meet the artists in person (numbers are limited to 70), or you can watch from the comfort of home, with tonight’s launch event from 5.30-7.30pm live streaming via the gallery website.

From Tesselated Memory, by Jodi Woodward. NRCG.

March exhibitions

In TESSELLATED MEMORY, Jodi Woodward investigates expanded drawing, endurance and the repetitive process of mark making.

Exposing the residual marks of unwitnessed labour, her work explores art making as lived experience, considering the bodily endurance of the maker infused with the performative mark.

From Occupy, by Heather Matthew and Samantha Tannous. NRCG.

In the show OCCUPY from Heather Matthew and Samantha Tannous, a combined love of paper and textiles forms a new desert narrative; exploring what it means to reside in a place for generations, to build stories of occupancy wrought by time and the elements.

The exhibition layers man-made artefacts and clay infused papers, speaking to broader issues of human occupation and colonisation.

From Speaking With the River, by LabX. NRCG.

Last but not least is SPEAKING WITH THE RIVER, an art science exhibition curated by the LabX environmental arts group at Southern Cross University.

Featuring the work of artists, scientists and historians from the Northern Rivers region and beyond, the exhibition explores an understanding of rivers and river systems as complex environmental social, cultural, spiritual and economic phenomena.

These shows will run until Sunday 2 May 2021.

Bookings are essential for tonight’s launch event, which is ticketed due to COVID-19 health requirements. Hand sanitising stations will be provided and the gallery asks that visitors maintain physical distancing.

Northern Rivers Community Gallery is at 44 Cherry Street Ballina. Phone 02 6681 0530 or visit the website for more information.


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