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Current Exhibitions: 

Nganang Badimaya Wangga: Yarns with Gami Ollie George

26 May to 5 June 2017

Leeann Merritt, Gami Ollie marniny-marniny nguud-da nyiya, 2017

Reconciliation Week in Geraldton kicks off with a special event celebrating Badimaya language and the stories of Gami Ollie George. One of the last known fluent Badimaya language speakers, 82-year-old Ollie George, has had his life’s stories preserved in language in a stunning book to be launched with an exhibition of accompanying artworks created by Badimaya and Yamaji artists from the Mid-West.

Featuring new work from local artists:
Leeann Merritt, Nadine Taylor, Sonya Edney, Charmaine Green, Sherryl Green, Andrea Green Ugle, Barbara Merritt, Kevin Merritt, Margaret Simpson, Astrid Walsh, Elizabeth Anne Walsh, Frank Walsh Jnr, Mr Walsh (dec.), Margaret Whitehurst. Curated by Brendan Penzer

Chris Lewis from ABC Open has documented the creation of the project and created a video that will be shown at the art exhibition.

Funding for the project was contributed through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Languages and ArtsProgram and the City of Greater Geraldton. This program is supported by the Departments of Culture and the Arts and Regional Development, Royalties for Regions and Country Arts WA.

Stations of the Cross

26 May to 5 June 2017

Fiona Gavino 'The Ninth Station, Palaspas', 2017

Every year fifteen artists are invited to respond to the traditional Easter story known as Stations of the Cross. The challenge put to each artist is to draw on their own personal understanding of the meaning of Easter and share their thoughts and ideas in a newly created artwork. The result is a unique and powerful exhibition comprised of a fascinating collection of visual interpretations that tackle some of the most complex aspects of the human condition; namely the journey of life and death that lie at the heart of Easter.

Curated this year by Claire Bushby, the Stations of the Cross Art Exhibition provides an opportunity for the public to see artwork by some of Western Australia's leading contemporary artists and emerging artists.

This years artists include:
Nathan Beard
Celene Bridge
Kristi Chua Pinjes
Mel Dare
Moira de la Hunty
Eva Fernandez
Fiona Gavino
Jina Lee
Lia McKnight
Marziya Mohammedali
Gregory Pryor
Harrison See
Marek Szyler
Emily Ten Raa
Jana Wallace Braddock

Pictured: Fiona Gavino, The Ninth Station, Palaspas, [2017]

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Mid West Art Prize

16 May to 31 July 2017

The highly anticipated Midwest Art Prize will return to the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery on 16 June 2017, with the entries for artists closing on 1 May 2017.

The prize is open to artists residing throughout Western Australia and boasts more than $30,000 in prize money across a number of award categories.

The 2017 Mid West Art Prize awards and prizes will include:

  • City of Greater Geraldton Overall Award for Excellence $20,000
  • Rio Tinto Midwest Aboriginal Art Award $5,000
  • REDFM Youth Award $3,500
  • Local Member (MLA) People’s Choice Award $1,500

Come and see the finalists of the Prize on show between the 16 June and 31 July 2017.