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BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

2017 ARTISTIC PROGRAM ANNOUNCED


CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE In 2017 the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a suite of major exhibitions, public programs, artisan markets and innovative partnerships between the arts, environment and heritage.


Blue Mountains City Art Gallery 2017 Exhibition Program Highlights LANDMARKS

Featuring works from the John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales 21 January - 19 March 2017 Curated by Anthony Bond OAM, Landmarks celebrates works of art that are inextricably linked with landscape from some of the world’s most significant and influential artists of the 21st century. Showcasing outstanding works from the John Kaldor Family and Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, the exhibition features Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Simryn Gill, Andy Goldsworthy, Andreas Gursky, Richard Long, Perejaume, Imants Tillers and a new commission by internationally renowned Blue Mountains artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro. Presented by Blue Mountains City Art Gallery & Art Gallery of New South Wales

Nicole Welch Wildēornes Land

1 April – 7 May 2017 Nicole Welch’s Wildēornes Land is an ambitious, monumental cinematic exhibition combining installation, photography and moving image that investigates the Blue Mountains wilderness from a historical, cultural and ecological viewpoint. The exhibition draws upon archival records that illuminate early European’s romantic notions of the Australian wilderness juxtaposed with contemporary ideas and concerns that reflect the inherent loss and uncertainty we now face for our natural environment. A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery exhibition

The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 1 July - 13 August 2017 Blue Mountains City Art Gallery is the first venue in The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 tour. The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects. A National Portrait Gallery exhibition


Tracey Moffatt

Something More, Laudanum, Scarred for Life, Some Lads & Under the Sign of Scorpio 8 July - 13 August 2017 Tracey Moffatt is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists and is the first Aboriginal artist to present a solo exhibition at the prestigious Venice Biennale. Moffatt is highly regarded internationally for her experimentation in film, photography and video. This exhibition presents a selection of works from the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) collection and features works from some of Moffatt’s most iconic series of photographs Something More, Laudanum, Scarred for Life, Some Lads and Under the Sign of Scorpio. A touring exhibition from the MAMA collection

David Hockney Words and Pictures

14 October - 3 December 2017 Drawn from the British Council Collection, the exhibition presents four major suites of artists’ prints produced by David Hockney from 1961–1977. United by their reference to historical works of literature and art, these prints were produced during the first two decades of Hockney’s career when he established his international reputation as a Pop artist. Blue Mountains City Art Gallery present this major international exhibition in partnership with Tweed Regional Gallery as part of its fifth anniversary celebrations. A touring exhibition by the British Council

Cloth Seeds to Bloom 9 December 2017 - 21 January 2018 Cloth: Seeds to Bloom traces 20 years of one of Australia's most influential textile designers and local Blue Mountains resident Julie Paterson. Drawing inspiration from the Australian bush, Paterson's stunning fabrics are a riot of colour, floral forms and patterns. Achieving commercial success through design excellence, her designs are highly prized and sought after, with short batch productions quickly snapped up by avid collectors, interior decorators, and commercial clients. An Australian Design Centre touring exhibition


LANDMARKS

Featuring works from the John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales On exhibition at Blue Mountains City Art Gallery 21 January – 19 March 2017

For its fifth anniversary Blue Mountains City Art Gallery has partnered with Art Gallery of New South Wales to deliver a highlight exhibition for the 2017 artistic program. Curated by Anthony Bond OAM, Landmarks celebrates works of art that are inextricably linked with landscape from some of the world’s most significant and influential artists of the 21st century. Showcasing outstanding works from the John Kaldor Family and Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, the exhibition features Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Simryn Gill, Andy Goldsworthy, Andreas Gursky, Richard Long, Perejaume, Imants Tillers and a new commission by internationally renowned Blue Mountains artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro. The exhibition explores the shifting perception of landscape that saw artists’ work in the late 20th and early 21st century move from that of framing an image to a more immersive experience, where deeper observations and ideas about relationship with the land were investigated – thus marking the emergence of land art. Landmarks will be on exhibition at Blue Mountains City Art Gallery from 21 January – 19 March 2017 and tour to Tamworth Regional Gallery and Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) throughout 2017. Presented by Blue Mountains City Art Gallery & Art Gallery of New South Wales Image: Christo Wrapped Paintings 1968 stretched canvases, tarpaulin, rope, 300 x 162 x 18 cm Art Gallery of New South Wales, Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program © Christo. Photo: Jenni Carter/AGNSW

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.


David Hockney Words and Pictures

On exhibition at Blue Mountains City Art Gallery 14 October – 3 December 2017

Drawn from the British Council Collection, the exhibition presents four major suites of artists’ prints produced by David Hockney from 1961–1977. United by their reference to historical works of literature and art, these prints were produced during the first two decades of Hockney’s career when he established his international reputation as a Pop artist. Blue Mountains City Art Gallery is proud to present this major international exhibition in partnership with Tweed Regional Gallery. The exhibition will premiere at Tweed before travelling on to Katoomba in October 2017. A touring exhibition by the British Council, presented at Blue Mountains City Art Gallery in partnership with Tweed Regional Gallery Image from: David Hockney: Words and Pictures David Hockney Serenade from The Blue Guitar 1976–1977 etching, Edition of 200, 52 × 45.7cm © David Hockney


Blue Mountains CULTURAL CENTRE 2017 Program Highlights LANDMARKS TALKS In Conversation Saturday 21 January, 6:00pm – 7:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm) FREE EVENT. RSVPs essential at Reception or 4780 5410. Join Paul Brinkman, Director of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre for an evening In Conversation with Anthony Bond OAM, Curator and former Director Curatorial at the Art Gallery of NSW; Sabrina Roesner, Exhibitions Manager of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre; Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, exhibiting artists and Nicholas Chambers, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary International Art at the Art Gallery of NSW. Open Studio Monday 16 January, 11:00am – 12:00pm FREE EVENT. RSVPs appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410 Exhibiting artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro will be transforming the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre’s workshop space into an art studio to create an installation which will be included in Landmarks. On Monday 16 January the studio will be open to the public. Drop by to see the creation process and chat to the artists. Artist & Curator Floor Talk Saturday 11 March, 11:00am – 12:00pm FREE with Gallery ticket. RSVPs appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410 Find out more about Landmarks and join us for a lunchtime talk with Anthony Bond OAM, Curator and former Director Curatorial at the Art Gallery of NSW and exhibiting artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro.


KIDS

Printmaking School Holiday Program with artist Freedom Wilson Create and print a collagraph plate using Natural Found Objects Wednesday 25th Jan 10:00am -2:00pm Suitable for 6 – 12 years. Unleash your creative side this school holiday and learn the art of printmaking by local artist Freedom Wilson. Draw from your own imagination as you arrange natural found objects such as leaves, grasses, flowers, petals and feathers to create an intaglio print from a collagraph plate. Inspiration will be taken from the work of Andy Goldsworthy which will be on display as part of the exhibition Landmarks: works from the John Kaldor Family and AGNSW Collection. $66/$60 InSight Members. All materials are included, however participants are welcome to bring leaves, grasses, petals, feathers etc..that they have collected from home as well. Please wear old clothes or an art smock. Kids Lagerphone Making Workshop with artists Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro Saturday 4 February, Session 1: 10:30am – 12:30pm | Session 2: 1:30pm – 3:30pm FREE EVENT. Places are limited. RSVPs essential at Reception or 4780 5410 Suitable for 5 – 12 years. Come along and join in the fun with exhibiting artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro as you learn to make a lagerphone. Lagerphones are a traditional Australian percussion instrument with a tambourine-like quality. Lagerphones are simple to make and easy to play so be sure to join us and you’ll be making music in no time!


2017 HERITAGE WEEK PROGRAMS Lunchtime Panel Discussion as part of Australian Heritage Week Saturday 15 April, 10:30am – 12:00pm FREE with Gallery ticket. RSVPs appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410 Join Sabrina Roesner, Exhibitions Manager at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre for a lunchtime panel discussion with exhibiting artist, Nicole Welch; Alex Wisser, Co-Director of Cementa and Yuri Bolotin, Director of BigCi and local explorer to discuss ecological themes in contemporary practice. Autumn School Holiday Program with Nicole Welch Create a Hybrid Landscape Tuesday 18 April, 10:30am – 12:30pm Suitable for ages 6 – 11 years. Unleash your creative side this school holiday and experiment with collage techniques with exhibiting artist Nicole Welch. In celebration of World Heritage Day, participants will explore the history of the Blue Mountains and its unique ecological features as they work with images of the Blue Mountains to create a collage of a hybrid landscape that speak to a future of sustainability. $17/$15 InSight Members. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.


RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS & STUDENTS Encourage your students to look and think in new ways. The skills, qualities and activities central to an artist’s practice are also essential ingredients for creative learning – creative and critical thinking, imagination, experimentation, collaboration, risk-taking and problem solving skills. Our Education Program can be tailor made to the needs of your programs and students. For more information please contact info@bluemountainsculturalcentre.com.au and we will work with you to create your tailor made experience.

INTO THE BLUE EDUCATION KIT BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE, WORLD HERITAGE This education kit has been written for use with primary and secondary students K-10 in reference to the Australian Curriculum. The information presented in this education kit is taken from the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre’s permanent interactive World Heritage Exhibition Into the Blue. It may be used in conjunction with a visit to the exhibition or as pre-visit or post-visit resource material. To access this resource, you can either request a hard copy or access a digital copy by following this link: http://issuu.com/bluemountainsculturalcentre/docs/ into_the_blue


This exhibition program is subject to change. For Public Programs go to www.bluemountainsculturalcentre.com.au/public-programs

Images: Cover Image Simryn Gill (Singapore; Malaysia; Australia, b.1959) from Vegetation 1999, 5 gelatin silver photographs. Art Gallery of New South Wales. Gift of the artist 2005. Photo: Jenni Carter/ AGNSW. © Simryn Gill Page 2 Top: Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Central Courtyard. Photo: Wynn Jones Centre left: Locust Jones: A Week in the Life of the World installation view. Photo: Silversalt Centre right: We don't need a Map Open Day. Photo: Ben Pearse Bottom left: Freedom Wilson from Laughing Bird at Wollemi Artisan Market. Photo: Ben Pearse Bottom right: World Heritage Interpretive Centre. Photo: Eurolines Page 3 Top: Simryn Gill (Singapore; Malaysia; Australia, b.1959) from Vegetation 1999, 5 gelatin silver photographs. Art Gallery of New South Wales. Gift of the artist 2005. Photo: Jenni Carter/ AGNSW. © Simryn Gill Centre: Nicole Welch Tondo #4, Projection - Regent Honeyeater from 'The Birds of Australia: in seven volumes', John Gould, 1848 2016, giclée print, face-mounted, 60cm diameter, edition of 6 Bottom: Image from National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016. People's Choice Winner. David Darcy Levi Miller onthe set of "Red Dog: True Blue", 2015, photographic print Page 4 Top: Tracey Moffatt Something More I 1989, Cibachrome photograph, 102.6 x 131.7 sight; 109.4 x 138.5 x 4.0 frame 105 x 153 cm Centre: David Hockney The Old Guitarist from The Blue Guitar 1976–1977, etching. Edition of 200, 51.7 × 45.7cm. © David Hockney Bottom: Image from Cloth: Seed to Bloom. Julie Paterson Page 8 Nicole Welch on site photo shoot. Photo: Nicole Welch Page 9 ARTEXPRESS 2016 Guided student exhibition tour. Photo: Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE IS OPEN 10AM – 5PM MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM – 4PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10AM – 2PM PUBLIC HOLIDAYS (closed Good Friday & Christmas Day)

ADMISSION Joint ticket admission for entry to both the World Heritage Exhibition and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery: Adults $5 Concession

$3

Children under 16

FREE

InSight Members

FREE

BLUE MOUNTAINS CITY ART GALLERY GUIDED TOURS EVERY SATURDAY, 11AM FREE WITH GALLERY ADMISSION TICKET Find out more about our exhibiting artists and their works from trained volunteer guides in a free public tour. To participate in a tour, simply meet at the information desk in the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery.

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre acknowledges that the City of the Blue Mountains is located on the traditional lands of the Darug and Gundungurra peoples. BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE 30 Parke Street, Katoomba • 02 4780 5410 Open 10am – 5pm Mon – Fri • 10am – 4pm Sat & Sun 10am – 2pm public holidays (Closed Good Friday & Xmas Day)

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Blue Mountains City Art Gallery 2017 Artistic Program Highlights  

In 2017 the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a suite of major exhibitions, public programs, artisan...

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