Dates: Thursday 9 July - Sunday 30 August

Location: Gallery 5

Celebrating Local...

Celebrating Local…
Mildura Arts Centre Collection

Celebrating Local… features a selection of artworks from the Mildura Arts Centre Collection. This exhibition takes inspiration from the work of artists who are based within our local region and those who still maintain links to the area. The selection of works were acquired for the Collection from the early 1980s to present day.
The exhibition draws attention to the rich array of artists who are living and working right here, in our own backyard. It is now more important than ever, to foster, nurture and support our arts community and industry, during these unprecedented times.
Many of the artworks on display have not been exhibited for some time, the works have been acquired at various stages of the careers of emerging to established artists, and demonstrate a diverse approach to artmaking.
From the rich cultural knowledge, connection and stories depicted by First Nations artists Clair Bates, Paula Walker and Craig Charles. The vibrancy of colour in the collaborative work by ArtRageUs’, and the rich tones and textures by Kay Sylvester and Denise James. Explorations of different approaches to portraiture are portrayed in the work of Christine Fox, Paul Dickeson, Filomena Coppola, the playful work of Rachel Kendrigan and the figurative sketch by Stephen Hederics. The depth and inspiration from the landscape is depicted in Robert Watson’s Road Garden, and the iconic river views of Petronella Cavallaro, Elisabeth Phillips and Piero Garreffa. Danielle Hobb’s Caput Mortum from her Mildura Base Hospital series.
We invite you to enjoy Celebrating Local… and be captivated by the artists and the art!
And please, support our local arts community from visual artists to performing artists, arts educators to musicians!

Watch the online tour of Celebrating Local...

Image: Denise James, Who’s Green Dress, 2004. Oil on canvas.

Mildura Rural City Council and Mildura Arts Centre

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