Thursday, 19 December 2019
How Did I Get Here?, the first capsule exhibition of works from Art Gallery of WA’s (AGWA) State Art Collection opens on Friday 17 January, 6pm at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery as part of the Freighting Ideas State-wide initiative.
Inspired by the 1980 Talking Heads song Once in a Lifetime, the first touring exhibition from Art Gallery of WA for 20 years, How Did I Get Here? brings together 12 photographic and video works interwoven with various complementary pieces from City of Bunbury art collection.
Part of a new WA regional touring program called Freighting Ideas by ART ON THE MOVE and the Art Gallery of WA, the project involves the local community in developing arts activities and participating in broader conversations around art, alongside touring capsules of works from AGWA.
Funded by the State Government’s Regional Exhibition Touring Boost, How Did I Get Here? is the first of two capsule exhibition travelling the State under the new pilot program.
How Did I Get Here? invites audiences to explore how each work came to be – the setting, the line between artist intent and how the subject presents. Each artist takes a unique and personal perspective – sometimes photo reportage sometimes imaginative fiction ¬– drawing from real life to speak about the challenges of coming of age, cultural beliefs, race and religion, and our social selves.
It features works by leading contemporary photographers in the State Art Collection: Tony Albert (QLD), Michael Cook (WA), Petrina Hicks (NSW), David Rosetzky (VIC), Graham Miller (WA), Toni Wilkinson (WA), and Anne Zahalka (NSW).
BRAG Director Joanne Baitz said it was a real coup for the gallery to secure such an exhibition.
“We are delighted that AGWA has chosen to bring this exciting and eclectic collection of works to BRAG,” Dr Baitz said.
“Including pieces from the City’s Art Collection makes it all the more special and I encourage everyone to take a look when the exhibition opens in 2020.”
Exhibition On Show
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
64 Wittenoom Street Bunbury WA 6230
From 18 January to 1 March, open daily, 10am to 4pm.