29 September 2017
A major solo exhibition of work by Justene Williams will open at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) this Friday, 1 December at 6.00pm.
The Curtain Breathed Deeply is a major exhibition curated and developed by Artspace, Sydney and is touring nationally, in partnership with Museums and Galleries NSW.
The exhibition is the largest and most ambitious yet for Justene, melding references from art history – painting greats such as Picasso, Leger and Kahlo – with a range of everyday pop culture influences including hip hop music, Milli Vanilli and A Chorus Line.
The Curtain Breathed Deeply uses found objects and waste materials to create dazzling theatrical environments and promises to entice visitors through a variety of hypnotising sets and performative video installations.
Bega Valley Regional Gallery Director, Iain Dawson said, it is fantastic that the Gallery has been included as part of a national tour by an artist such as Justene Williams, and in line with the BVRG presenting the best contemporary Australian art
“To attract and exhibition by an artist of Justene’s calibre is a real coup for the BVRG and for arts lovers in South East NSW, Mr Dawson said.
“The exhibition will be a real treat for locals as well as our summer tourists”.
The Curtain Breathed Deeply will be opened by Bega Valley Shire Deputy Mayor, Liz Seckold at 6.00pm on Friday 1 December, and will run until Saturday 27 January 2018.
For more information and for BVRG opening times, summer holiday kids workshops in January, visit the Bega Valley Regional Gallery website https://gallery.begavalley.nsw.gov.au
Photograph: The Curtain Breathed Deeply by Justene Williams