Berowra Visions: Margaret Preston
Berowra Visions: Margaret Preston features new works in various media by Effy Alexakis, Fabian Astore, Juno Gemes, Mick Glasheen, Ron Oldfield and James Stuart. The exhibition is curated by Rhonda Davis.
Berowra Visions explores the concept of place through the work of artist Margaret Preston in Berowra 1932-1939. The exciting discovery of two previously unknown rag rugs reveal the artist at home within the surrounding bush environment. The exhibition also brings together contemporary artists who have produced new work, in response to Preston's Berowra. Multi-media, poetry, photographic works and herbarium specimens will complement Margaret Preston's woodblock prints in presenting a living and ongoing history of the place of Berowra.
Opening: Thursday 15 September 2005, at 6pm
by Bernice Murphy, Vice-President, International Council of Museums
A full program of Special Events and Floor Talks will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition. Featured events include:
Floor Talk: Guringai Country - The Bush Camp at Berowra 2005
Saturday 10 September at 1pm
Photographing and drawing in the footsteps of Margaret Preston: Juno Gemes, artist photographer and filmmaker; Mick Glasheen, artist and filmmaker.
Berowra Visions Study Day
Saturday 22 October
Roger Butler, National Gallery of Victoria
Ann Stephen, Powerhouse Museum
Jennifer Isaacs, writer and critic
Juno Gemes, artist photographer
Rhonda Davis, Curator
For details of the full program of events associated with Berowra Visions, download this brochure (280KB pdf file) or visit the Macquarie University Art Gallery site.
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
Building E11A, Macquarie University, North Ryde
5 September – 31 October 2005
Gallery hours: 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday