February Exhibitions at BRAG
Illustrated above: works by ADRIENNE DOIG and JURGIS MIKSEVICIUS
Bathurst Regional Arts Gallery (BRAG) is featuring three exhibitions which will all be on display until 14th February: Adrienne Doig: It’s All About Me!, Jurgis Miksevicius: In the Light of the Sun and Shadow of the Moon and Linda Chant: hold me, cover me.
Adrienne Doig: It’s All About Me! is a survey exhibition that draws upon the past three decades of Blue Mountains-based artist Adrienne Doigs’ practice, which fuses historical references and humour to respond to the everyday and reflect on now. Through the lens of self-portraiture Doig tackles the everyday with good humour and wit.
Using a variety of media, including embroidery, applique, sculpture and video, Doig playfully explores intimate aspects of her life, from having a cup of tea to performing mundane housework. Embedded within her practice are layered responses to universal themes that have social, environmental and political narratives. By manipulating, reworking and combining imagery from multiple sources, Doig records her own experiences within a larger context. Hence, It’s All About Me!
Also on display until 14th February, this exhibition Jurgis Miksevicius: In the light of the sun and shadow of the moon charts Lithuanian-born Jurgis Miksevicius’ (1923 – 2014) development as a painter: his studies at art school in Germany, his early paintings and murals at the Bathurst Migrant Camp, and then focuses on later landscapes and philosophical ‘moon’ paintings as examples of the many genres he explored throughout his creative life.
Linda Chant: hold me, cover me is a BRAG Foyer Space Exhibition that presents the work of Cowra-based multidisciplinary artist Linda Chant. Chant’s works explore the conceptual and material nature of objects. Her small delicate sculptures – glasses, bottles, vases and lamps manipulated, shrouded and bound with fabric – offer moments of curiosity and wonder.
Open: Tuesdays to Fridays 10am-5pm; Saturdays and Sundays 10am-2pm.
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