Combined Exhibition Opening

event date: 
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Welcome to country by Uncle Robbie Lowe Senior and Uncle Locky Eccles with opening remarks by Denis Rose, Project Manager,Cultural and Heritage Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

Warrnambool Art Gallery and Director Vanessa Gerrans welcome you to the opening of:


6600+, Sam Leach

An exhibition exploring the Budj Bim landscape in southwestern Victoria. Sacred to the Gunditjmara people, the Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape includes a system of channels and weirs constructed from the local volcanic rock to manage water flows from nearby Lake Condah to exploit eels as a food source. The exhibition will feature a painting newly commissioned for the Warrnambool Art Gallery Collection, supported by the Robert Salzer Foundation and the Isobel and David Jones Family Foundation.


From Little Things Big Things Grow, Carly Fischer

Carly Fischer’s sculptural and audio installations explore the complexities and contradictions involved in contemporary notions of place and cultural identity. Through collecting and assembling objects, stories, stereotypes and mythologies, Fischer’s works weave found materials, fabricated souvenirs, industrial and domestic fragments and objects into alternate narratives. Accompanying audio soundscapes are mixed by the artist in collaboration with Mieko Suzuki.


Menagerie, WAG Permanent Collection

Majestic, unusual, exotic, marvellous beasts have been depicted through art for centuries. Often combining realism with illusionism and abstraction, exotic and beautiful fauna depicted in naturalists painting reflect the values, concerns and ambitions of the age in which they were created as well as their attitudes and understandings of the natural world. ‘Menagrie’ brings together diverse 2D and 3D works created by South West Victorian artists from the WAG Permanent collection (as well as a special loan from the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Thomas Flintoff’s 1887 oil painting of Henry F Stone and his Durham Ox) depicting fauna in order to examine both depictions of the natural world and the way that South-West artists related to it.


Friday, 23rd February 2018           

Doors open 6.00pm. Speeches commence at 6.30pm. Event concludes 8.00pm

Warrnambool Art Gallery, 26 Liebig Street VIC 3280

Drinks and finger food provided

RSVP (03) 5559 4949, gallery [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au


+ Free entry

+ Audio loop available and wheelchair accessible

+ Suitable for all ages

Image: Sam Leach, Volcanic Rock, 2018, oil on wood, 60cm x 60cm