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Spanning different mediums of painting, printmaking, ceramics, and photo-media – NRCG’s new exhibitions for Jauary delve into technological, environmental, and archaeological themes through realism and speculation.

Karena Wynn-Moylan, ‘Things Fallen: Camellias #2’, 2020, NRCG.

UNDERSTORIES: Things Fallen

Karena Wynn-Moylan has a fascination with what lies under our feet, the engine room of the landscape and environment.

Using her knowledge of watercolour transcribed into oil painting, Ms Wynn-Moylan enlarges what is often small and overlooked, communicating the importance of interconnectedness in the fruitful and the finished, the dying and discarded, and the beauty that still exists in natural forms as they return to the ground.

Mirror of Ink

Local printmaker Steven Giese has been making prints for over four decades, engaging in all the major print mediums; lithography, etching, screen, and relief printing.

In this exhibition of linocuts and monoprints, the artist looks to the environment, specifically, the delightfulness of birds and a deep connection to ecology.

Hannah Massey, ‘Inheritance’, 2022, NRCG.

Human Remains

Hannah Massey’s show Human Remains is a contemplation of the history of human civilizations and the preoccupation of societies to create monuments to and of themselves.

Ceramics, with its inherent durability, has endured over time becoming relics and as such is reflective of both the persistence and the fragility of human society itself.

Relics can reveal the stories that are important to a culture.

This collection of ‘contemporary relics’ is thus an invitation to the viewer to reflect upon ourselves as a shared experience of humanity, who and how we have been in the past and in turn who we are in the present and wish to be in the future.

reversible destiny

Comprised of new and recent works, this presentation sees Marian Tubbs move through experimental methods in large-scale digital assemblage, screen-printing, and installation.

Marian Tubbs, ‘reversible destiny’, 2022, NRCG.

The artist examines technology, acceleration, and ecologies with vibrant assemblage and image making.

She says reversible destiny speculates on notions of the preordained, with narratives of ‘choose your own adventure’ considered via machined experiments and aesthetic investigation into biomimicry.

Natural working systems are the key to all the works in this exhibition, which explores the philosophical provocation ‘art can only imitate nature’.

These four new exhibitions open at Northern Rivers Community Gallery on Wednesday 11 January 2023, continuing until Sunday 5 March 2023. The official exhibition launch will be held at 5.30pm, Thursday 19 January.

The NRCG is at 44 Cherry Street, in Ballina.


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