The ninety Elizabeth Durack works held by the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery were commissioned in 1960 by the then Town of Geraldton and are a study of the Mid West landscape and its inhabitants from Dongara to Kalbarri. It is a significant collection which is specific to the Mid West as well as being culturally, aesthetically and historically important and irreplaceable.
Peter Dailey has created ten life-size figurative sculptures that are simultaneously introspective and universal in their themes. Utilising a sophisicated mix of materials and approaches. Dailey’s figures occupy both internal and external landscapes while contemplating the cultural, economic, policical and environmental mechanisms that they are part of.
At first seemingly passive, Dailey’s sculptures however harbour the cross-currents of our decisions and their consequences while ultimately asking the pivotal question: what does it mean to be human?
The History of the Geraldton Town Hall (Vimeo Video) from ABC Open Mid West WA. A small chat with Geraldton Regional Art Gallery Director James Davies and local Historian Stan Gratte about the changes made and needed for the Old Town Hall, now the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery.