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WOOD | art design architecture

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery & JamFactory present a vision carved.

 

Opening this month at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, is WOOD: art design architecture, an exhibition exploring current creative practices, modes of thinking and relationships to wood. It combines furniture and functional objects, sculptural works (including wood carving by Indigenous artists), interiors and architectural work. The exhibition looks at the use of wood through three lenses; place and identity, sustainability and ecology, craftsmanship and technology.

Art, design and architecture are rarely brought together in a single exhibition, but Stephen Goddard collaborated with JamFactory’s Furniture Design Studio to design this vision.

Mance Design Ghost Story 2006, native Ghost gum branches, incandescent light bulb, 150cm. Photo: Zac Norton

Mance Design Ghost Story 2006, native Ghost gum branches, incandescent light bulb, 150cm. Photo: Zac Norton

 

Wood is inseparably connected to the human condition. From mankind’s earliest manipulation of sticks for warmth, shelter and gathering food, the increasingly sophisticated ways that we have used and understood this material reflect the history of civilisation itself. This landmark exhibition will examine our ever evolving relationship to wood through its use in the art, design and architecture of today.

Billy and Lulu Cooley Liru, Piti 2012,river red gum decorated with burnt walka design. 105 cm. Photos: Tom Roschi

Billy and Lulu Cooley Liru, Piti 2012,river red gum decorated with burnt walka design. 105 cm. Photos: Tom Roschi

“Bathurst Regional Art Gallery has a commitment to bringing high quality exhibitions to Bathurst, this exhibition from the JamFactory in Adelaide is one such exhibition that looks at the role that wood, one of the most elemental building materials, plays in contemporary art, design and architecture.” Richard Perram, Director, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery