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Shoalhaven City Arts Centre to launch three new exhibitions

Shoalhaven City Arts Centre will launch three new exhibitions featuring inventive interpretations of common household objects this Saturday 9 July.

Highly regarded artist, Flossie Peitsch will be displaying a range of works at her latest exhibition titled, Bed, Breakfast and Belief while works from the MG Dingle and GB Hughes collection combine with works from local artists to form the Making Do – Art from Found Objects exhibition.

“Both Bed, Breakfast and Belief and the Making Do – Art from Found Objects exhibition illustrate the fact that anything can be used as art,” said Shoalhaven City Arts Centre Manager, Tracey Glenn.

“By using common household appliances along with a host of found off-cast objects all the artists in these exhibitions have been able to question common practice and make the audience reconsider their preconceived views on what constitutes art.

“Both exhibitions feature several striking pieces and I would encourage local residents to come down and take part in what is sure to be a great launch.”

Flossie Peitsch’s Bed, Breakfast and Belief exhibition showcases the artist’s journey as an immigrant trying to find her own unique place within Australia.

The display features a range of found objects including styrofoam, banners, tapestry and wood to help the audience deconstruct fixed family and religious references.

The Making Do exhibition displays the inventive nature of modern art as artists use anything from scrap cardboard to castaway plastic in the name of creativity.

Shoalhaven City Arts Centre will also have several hands on exhibits on display allowing interested residents the opportunity to take part in community art works.

One of these, titled Carpark is an interactive installation designed for both children and those still young at heart. To be involved residents are asked to bring a matchbox car to the Arts Centre and add it to the collective Carpark grid.

The cars will become part of the permanent artwork, allowing participants the opportunity to return at the end of the exhibition and locate their vehicle in the carpark.

All three exhibitions will launch this Saturday 9 July at the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre from 12-2pm. The exhibitions will then run until 30 July.

For more details on any of the exhibitions please contact Shoalhaven City Arts Centre Manager, Tracey Glenn on 4429 5441.

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