Your Collection: off the wall
5 August – 25 September 2016
This exhibition celebrates the sculptural works in the collection in this 20-th anniversary year of the establishment of the gallery’s sculpture park. Launched with the installation of Richard Tipping’s Hear the art and Ted Prior’s Love boat, the park has continued to develop and strengthen with the subsequent inclusion of significant works by artists including Nigel Helyer, Janet Laurence and John Turier. The exhibition includes drawings, photographs and other archival documentation that provide an insight into the history and development of the park and a window into the working processes of the artists. Additional sculptures from the gallery’s collection, including recent acquisitions of works by Ian Burns and Janet Laurence also feature alongside new works on loan from artists Jamie North, Braddon Snape and John Turier. Taking celebrations into the park itself, related outdoor activities and temporary projects, including site-specific artworks and performance by Tantrum's Trajectory Ensemble will also take place.
The sculpture park works have been supported by various grant bodies, Lake Macquarie Art Gallery Society and Lake Macquarie City Council. A gallery project coordinated by Rob Cleworth.