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Expressions of Interest for sports exhibition – we want your memorabilia! Closing date for submissions Tuesday 26th March The Port Pirie Regional Gallery invites members of the public from Port Pire and surrounding regions to tackle our Australian obsession—sport– In an exhibition to be held in conjunction with the 2019 Port Pirie Masters Games, as athletes and sport fans alike from around our state descend on the City from 5-14th April 2019. All members of the public, including sporting clubs and community groups are strongly encouraged to submit their unique sporting memorabilia. Consider your personal sporting memorabilia collected as fan…

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Eclectic Voices, Individual Views – Artists Voice Betty Anderson, David Braun, Alison Brown, Philip David, Margie Hooper, Stephen Skillitzi, Peter Surguy   February 8th 2019 to March 24th 2019   Artists Voice is a unique, diverse group of artists who support one another’s practice in many art forms, 2D and 3D: including oils, acrylics, water colour, drawing, glass, ceramics, metal, wood and stone with a real mixture of style, technique and interests.   Members encourage one another to explore the themes that are of deepest interest to the individual artist and their development, personally and professionally.   The exhibition reveals the core…

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In this exhibition, South Australian artist Kunyi June Anne McInerney draws upon childhood experiences as a member of the Stolen Generation in the Oodnadatta Children’s Home during the 1950’s. Kunyi’s vibrant use of colour, facial expression, and depiction of landscape document her memories and reflect on the strict life with other mission kids who became her only family. Kunyi’s paintings and stories reveal an often-invisible part of Australian history. In the artist’s words, Kunyi says “these are my stories from a dry remote place where my experiences were so different from what Australian children know today. I want to tell…

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2 – 25 November Click HERE to download your entry form. Up to four entries per artist, any age, any medium, entry is free! Not a ‘Friend’? click HERE for an application form too – only $30 or $20 pa for concession and students, great value! Works can either be for sale or NFS. Image credit: Graham Chapman ‘Sentinel, Moralana Creek’ Oil, 2017. Act now and be part of the Show!

15 December – 21 January, 2018 Sister Art Sister Art is a South Australia art group founded by sisters Proo Geddes and Sandi Hill.  Together with Alison Waye they began exhibiting as Sister Art in 2015.  Three painters; Proo is a watercolourist, Sandi paints with acrylics and Alison works with oils. Feature Image: ‘At the Hop’ Proo Geddes, ‘Row Boats’ Sandi Hill, ‘Ace’ Alison Waye   ‘Possum Magic’ – Alison Waye   ‘Looking at the Chace Range’ Proo Geddes   ‘Stormy Run’ Sandi Hill

2 February – 11 March Contemporary Art from Kangaroo Island ‘Island to Inland’ brings together artworks that explore the unique aspects of Kangaroo Island including the environment, history and isolation, and the way in which they shape the lives of those in the community who call the island home.    

16 March – 29 April Five regional South Australian and four Adelaide-based artists whose practices employ traditional handicraft techniques such as weaving, embroidery, knitting, felting, enamelling and hand-dying are showcased within a contemporary art context; where old meets new.  Craft Anonymous addresses ideas around the body: approaching themes of adornment, embellishment, desire/disgust, and identity: public/private, femininity/masculinity, domesticity, place, family history and a sense of belonging.    

22 June – 5 August Wanton, Wild and Unimagined is a playful exhibition of sculptured recycled plastics that stirs the imagination and evokes environmental reflection. Townsville environmental artist, Alison McDonald has spent many hours manipulating the humble plastic bottle, and collecting thousands of lids to make a variety of unimagined and impossible creations inspired by plants, oceans and by John Wyndham’s book, The Day of the Triffids.   An evening with the artist Alison McDonald Thursday 5 July at 7pm Wanton, Wild & Unimagined exhibition at PPRAG All Welcome RSVP 29 June    

10 August – 9 September Fibrespace is a forum for exploring textiles as an art form. Each year Fibrespace artists set a theme or challenge to interpret in their own way; each piece is unique and an indication of where each artist is on their own personal journey of discovery creating a diverse and inspired display. Fibrespace has collaborated with artists from afar as Lapland and Finland.

1 September – 15 October Stories of an industry and community evolving. The third in a trilogy built around the shared history of Port Pirie and its main industry, Transportation and Transformation is produced in collaboration between Nyrstar and the Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery. Transport has played a vital role throughout the many transformations and technological changes of the Smelter and in the working social history of the city. Curated by Malcolm McKinnon and supported by Andrew Male, the exhibition will incorporate selected items from the extensive photographic, written and historical resources of the Smelter and the Port Pirie…

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