6 July, 2020
Art enthusiasts have until Wednesday July 15 to view Cat Long and Abby Jerrett’s collaborative exhibition Divine Voyeurism at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery.
Both originally from Gunnedah, Long and Jerrett’s interdisciplinary body of work explores their joint interest in the empowerment of women through the female form.
Long’s work utilises stippling, a technical process that begins and ends with a dot. Through the arrangement and repetition of thousands of these marks, each piece is a collection that celebrates women and their unique strengths.
Jerrett’s embroidered textile pieces appropriate religious iconography and take inspiration from stained glass windows, challenging preconceived notions of spirituality.
Gunnedah Shire Council’s Cultural Precinct Team Leader Lauren Mackley is encouraging residents to visit the innovative exhibition before it closes next week.
“This exhibition has faced several setbacks, with COVID-19 restrictions resulting in the temporary closure of the gallery,” Ms Mackley said.
“Now that the gallery has reopened we have chosen to extend the exhibition to ensure everyone still has a chance to see this diverse range of works.
“Unfortunately COVID-19 restrictions also meant we couldn’t host an official opening to properly celebrate these unique local artists. Now that restrictions have eased we are inviting the community to attend an official exhibition closing celebration this Thursday evening, commencing at 6pm.”
What: Official Closing and Celebration of Divine Voyeurism
Where: Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery, 81 Chandos Street.
When: Thursday 9th July 2020 from 6pm.
Those wishing to attend the official closing are asked to obtain their free ticket via Seat advisor to enable COVIDSafe practices.
Tickets are available from www.thecivic.com.au
Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.