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This Place Where They Dwell

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Diana Baker Smith’s ‘This Place Where They Dwell’ considers Lewers House as a space that blurs lines between home, gallery, and archive.  Having been the home that Margo Lewers lived in for almost three decades, and a regional gallery from 1980, Lewers House has evolved into a living archive; something that embodies and preserves its memories, histories, and lived experiences.  See Diana Baker Smith: ‘This Place Where They Dwell’ before the exhibition closes on Sunday, 4 August.  -
Diana Baker Smith, ‘This Place Where They Dwell’, 2024, Video Still, Four channel 4K video, 5.15 minutes.  Artist: Diana Baker Smith
Choreographer and Performer: Lizzie Thomson
Cinematographer: Nisa East
Composer: Jane Sheldon
Costume Designer: Leah Giblin
Video Editor: Kate Blackmore
Sound Mix: Bob Scott
Colourist: Justin Tran
Edit Assistant: Eloise Martin-Jones
Production Assistant: Amy Prcevich
Our Ancher House Library is an inviting space for audiences to browse through our collection of art, design, and Australian culture publications. With children’s activities and a selection of artworks from our collection, this space has been designed for you to read, study, collaborate, and enjoy the unique design of this 1960s Modernist home.  The Ancher House Library is open daily from 10am-4pm.  -
Image: Maja Baska
Featured on the cover of this month’s Art Almanac issue is ‘Diana Baker Smith: This Place Where They Dwell,’ currently exhibiting here at Penrith Regional Gallery.  Speaking on the issue’s highlighted exhibitions, editor Melissa Peša notes: “Image, material, space and memory are interrogated, disrupted, rebuilt or repurposed [...] Remnants that form an archive of lived experiences; creating depth and dimension, and proposing conversation with their viewers.”  You can find a copy of Art Almanac July 2024, which includes a written feature by Emma-Kate Wilson, in our Gallery Store, open daily from 10am-3:30pm.  ‘Diana Baker Smith: This Place Where They Dwell’ continues until 4 August 2024, open daily from 10am-4pm.  @dibakersmith 
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Art Almanac July 2024 Cover Image: Diana Baker Smith: This Place Where They Dwell, 2024, four-channel 4K video, 05:15 minutes, photo: Lucy Parakhina. Courtesy the artists and Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of the Lewers Bequest
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At Penrith Regional Gallery, every one of our exhibition spaces has a window that looks out to our Heritage Garden, inviting a constant dialogue between interior and exterior. Through the windows in our Ancher House Library, our mandarin tree is visible, which bears fruit every year from autumn to early spring.  Next time you visit Penrith Regional Gallery, be sure to explore our Heritage Garden; whether you’re inside, or out.  -
The Gardens are open daily from 8am-4pm
The Galleries are open daily from 10am-4pm  -
Photo: Adam Hollingworth
Entering its third month on exhibition, Diana Baker Smith’s 4-channel video installation, ‘This Place Where They Dwell,’ continues in Lewers House Gallery.  Sydney based artist Diana Baker Smith works at the intersection of performance and moving image. Her artistic practice examines the politics of art history through methods of archival research, collaboration, embodiment, and fiction. Using performance and sound in collaboration with choreographer and performer Lizzie Thomson and composer and soprano Jane Sheldon, ‘This Place Where They Dwell’ (2024) unpacks traces of Margo Lewers’ life.  The Galleries are open daily from 10am-4pm.  -
Image: Diana Baker Smith, ‘This Place Where They Dwell,’ 2024, video still.