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Shoalhaven City Arts Centre presents fresh new exhibition

Some noticeable additions have been made to the exterior of the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre as it gears up for the forthcoming TA DA exhibition.

Curated by Art Centre Gallery Officer, Timothy George, the TA DA exhibition aims to connect a collaboration of young artists with interactive public engagement. 

The exhibition will launch at 12 noon on Saturday 12 March 2016 and is presented as part of Shoalhaven City Council’s Arts & Cultural Public Program.

Mayor Joanna Gash said the exhibition includes works that invite the audience to play both conceptually and literally with ideas and objects such as home-made instruments and sticker bombing.

“Many people have noticed the sculptures installed on the outside of the Arts Centre and I encourage local resident and visitors to head along on Saturday to see what is happening inside as well,” said Clr Gash.

“Last week, sculptures were erected ‘climbing’ the front of the building and a car was installed ‘breaking through’ to the gallery wall from Egan’s Lane.”

“The climbing sculptures were created by local artist Elyssa Sykes-Smith who is currently enjoying success over in Western Australia overseeing her entry into Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe.”

“The car sculpture is a collaborative effort by local artists Chris Anderson, Timothy George, Peter Dalmazzo and Aaron Gordon and was installed with assistance from Council’s maintenance staff.”

“Not only can the public interact with the works in this exhibition but they can also contribute through a workshop being held on Saturday morning.”

Mayor Gash said artworks that result from the workshop will be used in the exhibition. 

The workshop titled 'Defacing the Masters’ will be held on Saturday 19 March at 10.00am. The workshop is suitable for all ages but bookings are essential. Tickets cost $5.00 and can be booked via Eventbrite.

An exhibition by Megan Seres entitled Fairytales, Myth and the Imaginative Tale will also open on Saturday alongside TA DA. The exhibition provides a blend of various narratives with a surrealistic Victorian Gothic sensibility.


CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 170

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