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Portia Sarris, Red, 2019. Image supplied by the Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Here’s a taste of the upcoming works

Breaking Through: Transition to transformation | Anne Leon, Belle Budden, Michael Baker + Potts

This exhibition engages a cross-cultural exploration of the processes of healing through fire, flood and COVID-19. Four artists will document and reflect on their journeys from isolation to connection. Uniquely, this exhibition is an innovative collaboration between four local multi-disciplinary artists who originally came together for a community arts project for Aboriginal Women.

In Absentia | Jill Runciman, Katie Alleva + Rebecca Tapscott

In Absentia, an exhibition by three Northern Rivers artists, examines the impact of absence on the physical, environmental and emotional landscape. Using a variety of media, including painting, printmaking, and photographic techniques, each artist explores the idea of absence to create unique yet complementary works.

My Hands Hold Everything | Portia Sarris

Portia Sarris is a photography-based artist that aims to create intimate bodies of work that explore themes such as adolescence and identity by curating and composing photographs, incorporating a variety of mediums and processes such as text, archival material, collaging, scanning and painting with the intention of depicting both the physical and emotional world we exist in.

3 | Jodi Woodward, Katrina Hill + Eliza McInnes

A collaborative group project, 3, draws upon a mixture of disciplines; painting, ceramics and expanded drawing. Each artist individually responds to a pre-selected colour palette, forming a cohesive installation that binds together each artist’s creation through similarities in pigments – combining the known and unknown.

All exhibitions open Wednesday, 12 January 2022 and continue until Sunday, 6 March 2022. The official launch event is Thursday, 20 January from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.


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