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The Gallery's COVID Safety Plan

SEEKING PHOTOGRAPHS of distinctive Illawarra Flora 

The Illawarra Pavilion is a major artist-initiated project scheduled to open at Wollongong Art Gallery in late November 2021.  In advance of this the artists are seeking images of characteristic Illawarra flora such as the iconic Flame, Tree, Bottle Brush, Christmas Bush, the Gymea Lily and in particular any images of the Illawarra Flame Tree and the Jacaranda simultaneously flowering, side by side.  Images can be emailed to: thehebitualists@gmail.com
Please attached your name to the email so that you can be credited along with the artists.
Call out for images of distinctive Illawarra flora.pdf

A CALLOUT TO RESIDENTS FOR IMAGES TAKEN BY STREET PHOTORAPHERS IN THE ILLAWARRA

Leading Australian photo-media artist Anne Zahalka is creating a new chapter of street photography with images collected from residents of Wollongong and the Illawarra. These images will be included in Snapped! Street Photography in the Illawarra, an exhibition by Anne Zahalka at Wollongong Art Gallery 11 December 2021 - 1 May 2022. We are searching for original photographs taken by commercial street photographers from the 1930s-60s in the Illawarra and elsewhere. Look through your personal family albums, biscuit tins and shoeboxes to find these historic street photos. Some may also have been taken overseas before the subjects migrated to Australia and we would be very keen to include these as the commercial street photographer was ubiquitous worldwide.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 

Submitting digital images 

To upload your images, visit: zahalkaworld.com.au/snapped-submissions/ 

Unable to scan images yourself? 

If you are unable to scan images yourself email: localhistory@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or telephone Wollongong Art Gallery on (02) 4227 8500 to register your interest in participating in the project.


DREAMING INSIDE VOL. 9 LAUNCH

Thursday 29 April, 6.00pm-8.30pm
Anita Heiss will launch Dreaming Inside Volume 9, this year's anthology of writing from First Nations inmates at Junee Correctional Centre.   The anthology is the result of workshops at Junee run by the Ngana Barangarai (Black Wallaby) Program and led by Aunty Barbara Nicholson.  Presented by SCWC in conjunction with Sydney  Writers Festival and in partnership with WAG. 

Booking link: Dreaming Inside Vol. 9 Launch


IAVA ARTISTS’ TALKS AT THE GALLERY


KAREN HOOK & DIANE GOODMAN 

Saturday 29 May at 2.00pm
Karen Hook will share and discuss her artworks created over a two month period during a Residency in France and sabbatical to England and Morocco, as well as works from earlier periods. Karen’s art practice continues to evolve through photography, painting and drawing, as she constantly attempts to find ways to connect and explore these mediums whilst being influenced by her immediate environment and her emotional connection to place. 

Diane Goodman explores through her work notions of place, identity and memory in relation to specific landscapes photographed over time. Although photography has been her chosen medium for many years, she recently re-introduced painting and drawing into her practice. The tedious manipulation of both process and image is her personal imprint. 

IIAVA is a group of highly accomplished artists with networks of like-minded artistic friends and colleagues. In each talk an IAVA member has invited an artist they admire, for a joint discussion about their artistic practices.

 

WAG PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES 

ENTANGLEMENTS: HUMANS, ANIMALS, ENVIRONMENTS

The Gallery is delighted to present a series of talks in partnership with the University of Wollongong. Researchers from the Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space (ACCESS) and from the Animal Studies Research Network (ASRN), to share ideas and developments from their research.


FOLLOWING GUITARS FROM FACTORY TO FOREST 
with Professor Chris Gibson & Dr Andrew Warren 

Thursday 22 April, 5.00 - 6.30pm 
Guitars are no w the world’s most popular musical instrument. This talk explores the entanglements associated with guitars in rewind, from factories where guitars are mass-produced, to the forests that provide the key material ingredient: timber. Professor Gibson and Dr Warren will share insights from their new book on the people who make guitars, care for forests, cut trees and mill timber. Major change is afoot as the realm of music meets settler-colonialism, global capitalism, and environmental change.  Bookings essential
Eventbrite Link: Following Guitars from factory to Forest

TALKING TO URBAN TREES 
with Dr Jennifer Atchison 

Thursday 3 June, 5.00 - 6.30pm 
Whether or not we think they speak back to us, people talk to urban trees. In this talk Dr Atchison will discuss research from the ‘email a tree’ program based on a remarkable data set held in public trust by the City of Melbourne. This initiative was intended to allow members of the public to email if a tree was in need of maintenance, making the City’s management of the urban forest more efficient. People emailed Melbourne’s trees with comments, questions, and in some cases love letters. In a context where urban forests are increasingly important for city liveability, resilience, and sustainability, hopefully this research will shed light on how people value and might care for urban trees into the future.