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Wagga Wagga Art Gallery | Glen Simmons: Spinning Yarns

Image: Glen Simmons, Ringer, 2017, Giclée print
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery is pleased to present Spinning Yarns, an exhibition of photographic work by local artist Glen Simmons. On display in the E3 art space from Saturday 21 July until Sunday 29 July, Spinning Yarns features work from Simmons’ Master of Creative Practice at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.
Glen Simmons’ work depicts Australian country life, through the eyes of a young person with an agricultural background, living and studying in a rural setting. The works on display form a contemporary documentary project that captures daily routines, and emphasises a unique aspect of Australian identity and lifestyle, that deserves to be recognised and celebrated.
In Spinning Yarns, Simmons’ combines highly polished, digital photographic prints with grainy, nostalgic analogue prints. This juxtaposition, of analogue and digital, depicts different representations often seen within rural Australian culture. He includes scenes not only from the Riverina and his family farm in Narromine, NSW, but also from his travels across great distances, to gain a sense of understanding and knowledge and to document how life in other rural areas contrasts with that of his own.
With the intention to highlight an authentic documentation of rural culture, beyond our regions, Simmons’ recently exhibited a selection of his works at Brunswick Street Gallery in Melbourne. Displaying his work in a metropolitan gallery, enhanced the artist’s sense of pride, and inspired him to continue his work within an agricultural context.
Glen Simmons: Spinning Yarns will be celebrated at a Finale Event on Friday 27 July at 6pm, in the E3 art space at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. The exhibition will be on public display from Saturday 21 July until Sunday 28 July. The exhibition opening hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
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