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The Gallery and Cafe at Lewers will be closed on Monday 22 August due to maintenance works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we appreciate your understanding.

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🖼 Each month we ask one of our staff to select a work from our collection. This month, Penrith Regional Gallery's Director, Toby Chapman, shares about one of his favourite works from our collection!  This charcoal on paper artwork, ‘Untitled’ (2011) was created by Tori Ann Klower when she was a student at Nepean CAPA. As part of a schools’ incursion project, Tori and other Indigenous students were mentored by visiting artist Cath Farr and Mark Little, who encouraged the students to step away from online-based activities and reconnect with their physical surrounds. Tori described how the work was made spontaneously during one session, and I certainly respond to the materiality of this work, and the vitality and urgency it conjures. With Garma Festival in Arnhem Land just last week, and the discussions about a referendum towards an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, this work is a timely reminder. A reminder of the dark history of colonisation in Australia; of the truth-telling that so desperately needs to occur; but also of the immense resilience and strength of our First Nations communities. I’m thrilled to share this work by Tori, who still lives and works in Penrith.  Tori’s flag is one of great purpose. Whilst participating in the Artists in Schools Project she was inspired to make the flag in response to the fact that there was no Aboriginal flag at the school. Tori is a descendant of the Wuthathi people whose country is to be found on the north-eastern coast of the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. Her artwork has been shown in several exhibitions at Penrith Regional Gallery ‘Noise’ 2013, ‘Do Not Panda’ 2011 and ‘New Acquisitions in Context’ 2011.  Image: Tori Ann Klower, Untitled, 2011, charcoal on paper, Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of The Lewers Bequest collection. Donated by the Artist. © Courtesy of the Artist.
👉 Due to restoration works in our Loungeroom Gallery, the exhibition Cooee Mittigar featuring artworks by Leanne Watson, will close from Friday 5 August. If you haven't had the time to check out this exhibition, don't miss out and drop by today!  We are open from 10am - 4pm.  Artwork from Cooee Mittigar by Jasmine Seymour and Leanne Mulgo Watson, published by Magabala Books.  #penrithregionalgallery #prgtlb #penrith #cooeemittigar #emuplains #westernsydney #newsouthwales #sydney #australia #art #artexhibition #gallery #artgallery #arts #interactiveexhibition #animalsculpture #activity #papersculpture #3d #3dart #creative #picturebook #loungeroomgallery
Hi, hello! 👋 We’d like to hear from you. Please share your thoughts about your experiences attending performances and exhibitions at the Gallery and our sister site, @the_joan, and you’ll have the chance to win a TGI Friday package at @thecarringtonhotel, including a welcome cocktail, overnight accommodation, dinner for two and breakfast. 
Head to the PP&VA website for more information and to click through to the survey: https://www.ppandva.com.au/audience-research-survey/
📚 A Girl Like You Reading Group is back again on Saturday 6 August 11am.  Join award-winning writer, Felicity Castagna, in our beautiful heritage garden to read and discuss the provocative, joyous, bad-arse words of a bunch of women who have inspired Linda Brescia’s paintings in her current exhibition at the Gallery, A Girl Like You. Everyone is welcome and invited to contribute to the conversation. No pre-reading required.  🎟 Tickets are FREE, bookings essential via our website (link in bio).  Photo: A Girl Like You, installation view, Penrith Regional Gallery. Photography by Jacqui Manning.  #penrithregionalgallery #prgltb #penrith #gallery #artgallery #agirllikeyou #readinggroup #lindabrescia #felicitycastagna #read #reading #emuplains #bluemountains #westernsydney #sydney #australia #newsouthwales