January 2022 | Online Exhibition Screening
GALLERY 1 :: Breaking Through: Transition to Transformation | Anne Leon, Belle Budden, Michael Baker + Potts
This exhibition engages a cross-cultural exploration of the processes of healing through fire, flood and COVID-19. Four artists will document and reflect on their journeys from isolation to connection. Uniquely, this exhibition is an innovative collaboration between four local multi-disciplinary artists who originally came together for a community arts project for Aboriginal Women.
GALLERY 2 :: In Absentia | Jill Runciman, Katie Alleva + Rebecca Tapscott
In Absentia, an exhibition by three Northern Rivers artists, examines the impact of absence on the physical, environmental and emotional landscape. Using a variety of media, including painting, printmaking, and photographic techniques, each artist explores the idea of absence to create unique yet complementary works.
GALLERY 3 :: My Hands Hold Everything | Portia Sarris
Portia Sarris is a photography-based artist that aims to create intimate bodies of work that explore themes such as adolescence and identity by curating and composing photographs, incorporating a variety of mediums and processes such as text, archival material, collaging, scanning and painting with the intention of depicting both the physical and emotional world we exist in.
GALLERY 4 :: 3 | Jodi Woodward, Katrina Hill + Eliza McInnes
A collaborative group project, 3, draws upon a mixture of disciplines; painting, ceramics and expanded drawing. Each artist individually responds to a pre-selected colour palette, forming a cohesive installation that binds together each artist’s creation through similarities in pigments – combining the known and unknown.
All exhibitions open Wednesday, 12 January 2022 and continue until Sunday, 6 March 2022. The official launch event is Thursday, 20 January from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.
The Northern Rivers Community Gallery is located at 44 Cherry Street Ballina and is open Wednesday to Friday from 10am until 4pm and weekends from 9.30am until 1:00pm.