THREE very unique and thought-provoking exhibitions are set to open at the Horsham Regional Art Gallery.
Raquel Ormella’s i hope you get this, Rod McNicol’s Portraits from my Village and Amabile Dalfarra-Smith’s A line through landscape will open at the gallery from October 13.
Ormella is one of the country’s leading contemporary artists working primarily with textiles. However, she often employs a wide variety of media including video, painting, installation and drawing as well.
I hope you get this explores Ormella’s experimental relationship with textiles and addresses social and environmental activism, human and animal relationships, and nationalism and national identity.
Master photographer Rod McNicol’s exhibition, Portraits from my Village, features a range of stunning portrait photographs of people from all walks of life.
For four decades, McNicol has followed his passion for photography to produce numerous portrait series, always drawing his subjects from the rich subcultural life around him.
Photography enthusiasts can join McNicol at the Horsham Regional Art Gallery for a portrait masterclass on Saturday, October 13 from 11am.
He will share his 40 years of experience, his influences and practice. It will be followed by a discussion of the principles of good and bad portraiture, mugshots, and lighting. Participants are encouraged to bring their camera, smart phone or iPad to take photos with.
Gallery curator Michelle Mountain will host a free Meet the Artist talk with McNicol on October 13 from 1.30pm.
Horsham-based artist Amabile Dalfarra-Smith’s work is rooted in her connection with western Victoria’s landscape.
Her exhibition A line through landscape features linocuts, paintings and drawings from 1994 through to 2018. Dalfarra-Smith’s work presents a number of different artistic interpretations of the Wimmera countryside and flora.
An official opening of all three exhibitions will be held at the gallery on Friday, October 12 from 6pm. Exhibitions will be on display until December 9.
For more information, head to the gallery’s website.