Perth exposure for artists
A group of Roebourne artists are set to have their work featured at an exhibition in Perth.
Pansy Hicks and Violet and Loreen Samson will have their art showcased as part of The Alternative Archive exhibition to be held at John Curtin Gallery later in the year.
The artists were chosen after their works were noticed at an exhibition, bearing the Alternative Archive name, at the Red Earth Arts Precinct last year.
A total of 40 regional artists, including 16 indigenous artists from around WA, have been selected for the 2020 exhibition, which is a culmination of a project to present a series of 13 regional exhibitions between February and October last year.
Curator Chris Malcolm said artists selected for the 2020 exhibition were representative of every venue and their work epitomised the curatorial aims of the project.
“The exhibition aims to increase understanding of the arts ecology, the practices and conditions of regional art making in WA by urban audiences,” he said.
“The 2020 exhibition will be a contemporary visual archive of regional WA arts practice, documenting a dynamic anthology of how regional artists relate to the people, homes, towns or regions they know so well.” Curator Anna Louise Richardson said The Alternative Archive was a celebration of the diversity and expertise of regional artists.
“The exhibition enables regional artists to present their work to bigger audiences and build their profiles,” she said.
The Alternative Archive is on at the John Curtin Gallery, from May 15 to July 5.
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