Our Lucky Country (Still Different) Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Art's Centre
Artists: Ron Adams, Liam Benson, Maria Cruz, Elizabeth Day, Sarah Goffman, Michelle Hanlin, Soda_Jerk, Ruark Lewis, Adam Norton, Anna Peters, Nana Ohnesorge, Nuha Saad, Huseyin Sami,
George Tillianakis, Mimi Tong
Curated by George & Ron Adams
Opening Night: Friday 07.12.07 from 6 pm
On Show: 8 December 2007 to 3 February 2008
At: Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
782 Kingsway, Gymea NSW
Open: Daily* from 10am – 5pm
*Closed Xmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day
Enquiries: (02) 8536 5700 For the past eighteen months Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre and MOP Projects have collaborated on the Our Lucky Country project, a series of two exhibitions sparked by the now infamous 'Cronulla riots'.
The first exhibition in December 2006 subtitled (difference) examined and responded to issues of identity, trust, culture and community. This second exhibition in the series titled (still different) sees the same group of 16 artists commissioned to make new work that articulates an understanding of cultural difference in the community, and in particular the Sutherland Shire. Throughout 2007 these artists engaged in a residency program at the cottage on the grounds of Hazelhurst, where they had the opportunity to connect with the Sutherland Shire community to produce new work. For some, the experience challenged perceptions polarised by the events of 2005. Others have chosen to reflect on a broader jostling and argument about the state of our multicultural society today.
Participating artists are Ron Adams, Liam Benson, Maria Cruz, Elizabeth Day, Sarah Goffman, Michelle Hanlin, Soda_Jerk, Ruark Lewis, Adam Norton, Anna Peters, Nana Ohnesorge, Nuha Saad, Huseyin Sami, George Tillianakis and Mimi Tong.
As part of (still different) Hazelhurst is launching a 168 page publication with contributions from 17 writers and over 130 colour images together with a supplementary documentary DVD about the project by Lisa Andrew.
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre is a Sutherland Shire Council initiative.
Principal Partners Veolia Transport Pty Ltd and Global Specialised Services Pty Ltd
This project has been assisted by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments, and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its art funding and advisory body, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.