Gosford Regional Gallery - SHOP 153 exhibition

An exhibition by Wendy Abel Campbell, Kath Fries, Kylie Rose McLean and Janet Meaney who shared a vacant shop in the Imperial Shopping Centre from 18 - 29 June. During this residency each artist developed work in response to the Gosford CBD: its people, places, past, present and future. The exhibition includes mixed media installation, printmaking, textiles and performance.

SHOP 153
Gosford Artist Residency 2012
Opening Event : Friday 20 July 6.30pm

Exhibition Dates: 21 July to 16 September 2012
Gosford Regional Gallery, 36 Webb Street, East Gosford

SHOP 153 exhibition invitation - Gosford Regional Gallery
Images: Wendy Abel Campbell, Janet Meaney, Kath Fries

Artist talk : Kath Fries
Saturday 11 August 2-3pm

Kath Fries will talk about her artworks that were produced during the Gosford CBD Artist Residency 2012. During the residency Kath closely observed the area, then collected everyday materials to create soft sculptures and site-responsive installations. The resulting artworks poetically allude to the transience of existence - particularly human relationships with nature and our aversions to that which is naturally difficult for us to control. Nature is stealthily creeping back into the abandoned consumer domains and derelict areas of Gosford CBD. Weeds and insects are subversively reclaiming space and territory - escaping unnoticed. But, when re-examined and re-interpreted in a different context, narrative insights are revealed that expand beyond our superficial assumptions and usual dismissive attitudes.