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Visions of Utopia, Hill End: Seven Decades and Rochelle Summerfield: A Wayfarer on the Nepean. These three exhibitions give regional audiences an opportunity to view artworks from some of Australia’s most acclaimed artists, and to discover the quirky art and animation of Rochelle Summerfield. 4 March – 21 May.
Marking the beginning of a long-term partnership between Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), Gravity (and Wonder) is a vibrant three month program with a range of events, workshops and programs extending the themes of a central exhibition. The project collaborators are joined by education partner Western Sydney University, bringing its Penrith Observatory and academic expertise into the project alongside citizen science events to intrigue the community. Eminent astronomer and science communicator Professor Fred Watson AM is the patron of this multi-faceted project.
Artback NT, in association with Maruku Arts, presents Punuku Tjukurpa, the first touring exhibition of artworks from the Maruku Arts archive based at Mutitjulu, near Uluru in the Northern Territory. The exhibition includes carved objects made of wood, known as puny, sculptural and 2D pieces and specially produced audio and video footage.
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest is celebrating the successful completion of its Collection Significance Assessment Project. The Gallery was awarded a $4,000 Federal Community Heritage Grant to evaluate the cultural significance of the Gallery and its permanent collection.