MUTUAL REALITIES: FINDING COMMON GROUND IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
Eight local artists working in a range of media have been paired up and invited to collaborate remotely to create new work responding to the COVID pandemic. While working alone suits many artists, who appreciate the space and distance, others crave social interaction and stimulus.
These commissions have challenged artists to discover new ways to access the benefits of working together in an environment where many people in the community are pushed into ‘bubbles’ but further away from potential creative collaborators.
The pairs of artists are songwriter Stan Woodhouse (Skyscraper Stan) with illustrator Dillon Naylor; ceramicist Neville French with visual artist Rhonda Baum; sound artist Sarah Barclay (aka Floc) with Yorta Yorta weaver/artist Donna Blackall; and poet Nathan Curnow with visual artist Kim Anderson. These four local creative collaborations remind us of our interconnectedness during this unprecedented time of distant social contact.
This project is a collaboration between the Art Gallery of Ballarat and the City of Ballarat’s Creative City team.
& OPENING HOURS
13 February–18 April 2021
This exhibition will be available for viewing once again when the Gallery re-opens after temporary closure.
Under the Victorian Government’s rules regarding the safe opening of museums and galleries, the Gallery will be open to visitors from 14 November, in two ticketed sessions, from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm daily.
Once visitors have reserved their free tickets, they will be able to enter the Gallery at any time during that session.
Tickets should be reserved in advance to avoid disappointment and visitors who arrive without a ticket risk missing out. Sessions not fully booked will be made available for walk-up visitors.
Due to safety concerns the Art Gallery of Ballarat will not be presenting any public programs relating to this exhibition.