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Event - Opening Night | Batavia, Collisions & Trespasses

Opening Night | Batavia, Collisions & Trespasses

Opening Night | Batavia, Collisions & Trespasses

Friday 19 January, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 8:00PM

Venue: Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

Contact: Eve York 08 99566750 evey@cgg.wa.gov.au

The Geraldton Regional Art Gallery invites you, your friends and family to the opening of three HUGE exhibitions on Friday the 19th of January 2018!
 
//BATAVIA: GIVING VOICE TO THE VOICELESS
This exhibition follows new discoveries by researchers from the The University of Western Australia into the 1629 wreck of the Dutch ship Batavia and the mutiny, murder and incredible feats of survival it sparked, as reinterpreted by Paul Uhlmann and Robert Cleworth.
 
Works by: Paul Uhlmann, Robert Cleworth, Alistair Paterson, Daniel Franklin, Paul Bourke, Jeremy Green, Corioli Souter, Jan Andriesse, Maarten de Kroon.
 
**Please be advised that this exhibition (Batavia) contains adult content and is not recommended for those under the age of 18.**
 
//COLLISIONS
A virtual journey to sacred land.
 
Lynette Wallworth’s Collisions is a stunning VR experience that invites audiences on a journey to the land of Indigenous elder, Nyarri Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian desert. In a thought-provoking, immersive experience, Nyarri shares his story of the dramatic collision between his traditional world view and his experience of nuclear testing in the South Australian desert.
 
Collisions was developed as a result of the inaugural Sundance New Frontier-Jaunt VR Residency.
 
//TRESPASSES
Featuring new artworks by Thea Costantino, Rebecca Dagnall and Anna Nazzari.
 
Trespasses explores an ambivalent relationship with Australian places and colonial history through the lens of the Gothic. The Gothic is a pervasive mode for exploring anxieties about the Australian settler-colonial experience, particularly the settler’s struggle between the knowledge of colonial violence and the imperative to repress its memory by displacing it defensively onto the landscape. The exhibition’s title mines the resonances of the term ‘trespass’ to refer both to entering someone’s land without permission and the perpetration of a sin or offence.