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RHYTHM & RUST at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

2 generations of artists collaborate to rekindle nostalgic rail travel in the Riverina region through a sensory trip

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery invites the community to honour historical modes of travel in the Riverina by taking a sensory trip via Rhythm and Rust.  In the gallery’s E3 art space, four artists’work will guide visitors  from oil to ink, thread to sound.

The artists emphasise the historical context, highlighting the forms, textures, shapes and sounds of past Riverina railways. They focus on the essence of time – rust – and sound – rhythm – of rail, presenting intriguing and creative works in each discipline.

In Rhythym and Rust, Wagga Wagga print-maker Felicity Hibble has mimicked the rhythm and rust in the landscape of the rail yard with intricately carved relief blocks. Through experimentation with printmaking processes, she has created a series of spontaneous monotypes that contrast with the more detailed panoramas.

Hibble has teamed up with with Adelaide painter and ceramicist Rod Kirk, Adelaide textile artist Josie Kirk and Melbourne sound artist Jeremy Kirk. Together, they have created works inspired by the Junee Roundhouse Museum, an organisation run by volunteers who preserve and restore old rolling stock.

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Thursday 20 June, and will be on public display in the E3 art space at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery until Sunday 30 June, 2013.

Listen to Jeremy Kirk’s sound file .


Exhibition Dates:

When: Thursday 20 June – Sunday 30 June, 2013

Where: E3 art space, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

Exhibition: Thursday 20 June, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where: E3 art space, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

Cost: Free