Hurstville Museum & Gallery has reopened its doors after closure during the COVID-19 pandemic, and invites residents to come along to view two new exhibitions.
‘Artbomb’ is not your average exhibition. From 9 June to 26 July 2020, Hurstville Museum & Gallery will be inviting a mix of local artists and groups to create work in their main gallery space. Community members are also invited to get creative and take part.
Developed in response to the COVID-19 closures, the exhibition aims to kickstart the Georges River area’s cultural scene by supporting local artists and encouraging the community to reconnect.
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, the community will have the chance to meet and collaborate with artists while they create new work at Hurstville Museum & Gallery.
Hurstville Museum & Gallery will also open the latest Dragon’s Lair Gallery exhibition Who stood here by artist, Soupsue, from 9 June to 5 July 2020. The artist took part in Council’s Carss Park Artist in Residence Program in May 2019, and work created during her residency will form part of this free, solo exhibition.
The artist references Australian history and the environment, creating works of art that question our impact on the local landscape. The exhibition asks the audience to reflect on the multitude of layered lives that are interwoven in the emotional and physical landscape of Australia. Soupsue wants us to investigate what we remember, what we deny, what we have forgotten and what we leave behind.
“My digital images are usually pre-planned or in response to something I have already photographed. I love using Photoshop to make quirky advertising-like images”, said Soupsue.
“They are often cheesy and tongue in cheek. I find digital art a great way to play with messages and present them like the mass produced images I use in my traditional collages”, added Soupsue.
The artist’s work is heavily researched and planned but also features experimentation and play, and often draws upon history and the environment to help guide the creative process.
Hurstville Museum & Gallery:
Address: 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm, Saturday 10.00am-2.00pm, Sunday 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Phone: 9330 6444
For more information, visit the Hurstville Museum & Gallery’s ‘what’s on’ page at www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/HMG