Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) presents four diverse exhibitions this July from local and interstate artists. The exhibitions include a photographic journey through Afghanistan, explorations upon the essence of landscape, traditional textile art and cultural practices of Iran and a collection of artworks celebrating the 12th Annual Grace Cruice Memorial Exhibition.
Imagined Peace – A Portrait of Modern Afghanistan | Mark Isaacs
This exhibition is a portrait of Afghanistan before the Taliban regained control of the country. The images were taken in 2016-17, at a time when people dared to dream in the Western occupation’s promises of peace, prosperity, and freedom. The exhibition delves beneath the news reports to remind us that even in the most challenging circumstances, hope, love, and peace can flourish.
SCU Graduate Award Grounding (States of Flow) | Jemima Patch -Taylor
The recipient of this year’s SCU Graduate Award Exhibition, Jemima Patch-Taylor, explores the essence of landscape in her exhibition Grounding (States of Flow). This exhibition touches on rhythms of nature and cyclic dispositions of the universe and how this can relate to human consciousness. It provides glimpses of moments of time, stillness, and reflection, expressing a synergy between the spirit of human emotion and ever-changing natural phenomena.
The Making of Mohammadi | Prita Tina Yeganeh
The Making of Mohammadi explores the traditional Iranian scent of rosewater and its imprint on the desert landscapes of Qamsar. Every spring, the arid terrain blossoms into a wild field of sacred roses, famously known as the Mohammadi flowers of Qamsar. This exhibition showcases Abri prints (adapted for the silk medium) presented in light boxes to emphasise this metamorphosis from desert to rose garden.
12th Annual Grace Gruice Memorial Exhibition | BACCI
Presented by the members of the Ballina Arts & Crafts Centre (BACCI), this exhibition is a tribute to founding member Grace Cruice, showcasing the best works created by BACCI members over the past year. This is the twelfth Annual Memorial Exhibition to be hosted by NRCG and coincides with BACCI’S 25-year anniversary.
All exhibitions open Wednesday, 28 June and continue until Sunday, 20 August. The official exhibition launch will be held 5.30 – 7.30pm, Thursday, 6 July.
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 1pm. For further information contact the Gallery on 02 6681 0530 or visit the website www.nrcgballina.com.au