Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Illustration by John Kudelka.

This summer, the Cowra Regional Art Gallery is presenting two exciting and stimulating exhibitions. Opening on Saturday December 14, 2019 at 6pm is the exhibition The Calleen Collection 1977–2019, a vibrant and diverse collection of artworks featuring the winners of the acquisitive Calleen Art Award established by Cowra arts patron Mrs Patricia Fagan, OAM in 1977. This splendid foundation collection of artworks is wide-ranging and exemplifies the diverse and open-ended stylistic trends of Australian art (mainly painting) during the past forty years. The exhibition continues to Sunday February 2, 2020.

During the summer school holidays, the Gallery is presenting creative and fun activities for children from 7 to 9 years and 10 to 12 years. These Summer Art Workshops will take place on January 23 and 24, 2020 and are designed to include art activities in a fun environment as well as allowing for the development of individual skills. All workshops are $20pp (including materials) and numbers are limited. For more information and to register, contact the Gallery on 6340 2190.

Finally, save a date between February 8 to March 15, 2020 to visit the Cowra Regional Art Gallery for the humorous and thought-provoking exhibition Behind the Lines: The Years Best Political Cartoons for 2019. Each year the Behind the Lines exhibition features a broad selection of political cartoons from around Australia, providing an insight into the year in Australian politics. It celebrates the role of political cartoonists in Australia and highlights the power that their drawings have in contributing to our daily political and social discourse.

The Cowra Regional Art Gallery is located at 77 Darling Street, Cowra NSW 2794
Hours open: Tuesday to Saturday 10am–4pm, Sunday 2pm–4pm. Admission free.

The Gallery is closed from Saturday December 21 and reopens Tuesday January 7, 2020.

The Cowra Regional Art Gallery is a cultural facility of the Cowra Shire Council and supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Please contact Gallery Director, Brian Langer on 0429 072 282 for more information.