Exhibition Opening Event
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
First St, Booragul, NSW, 2284
Exhibition Opening Event:
First Class 19
Guan Wei: A Case Study
Join in the celebrations and meet the Artists while chilling out to some happy beats and cool vibes with DJ Wanjun. Refresh yourself at the pop up cash bar.
First Class 19
Now in its twelfth year, First Class 19 continues to celebrate outstanding works produced by HSC Visual Arts students from the Hunter and Central Coast regions from the previous year. Themes of nature and the environment, memories, family and the importance of culture are distinctive concepts predominant this year. Through the avenue of visual arts, these student bodies of work reveal subjective observations of current concerns such as mental health, climate change, pollution and social injustice.
Guan Wei: a case study
In line with our commitment to education and youth programs, we are pleased to present a further exhibition in the popular case-study series. Previous studies have featured Anne Zahalka, Janet Laurence, Ben Quilty, Judy Watson and Fiona Hall respectively. In 2020, the focus is on leading Australian-Chinese contemporary artist Guan Wei, whose sculpture No1 Sky Pig, installed on the Warners Bay sculpture walk, is a favourite. Referencing the HSC curriculum, art educator Carol Carter curates a thought-provoking exhibition with an accompanying case-study publication specifically for senior school students.
Mervyn Bishop is arguably Aboriginal Australia’s most prolific photographer. Through capturing personal images of family and friends, intimate portraits of members of the Aboriginal community, and defining moments in Australia’s political and social history, he has helped shape our understanding of Australia today. This exhibition, which brings together photographs from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection and material from the artist’s archive, is a celebration of his life and work.