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Unique exhibitions to open Friday

Wednesday, 9th October, 2013

Adam Norton ran a test screening of his video at the gallery yesterday. The exhibition, when set up, will also include a “Space Yurt” sitting on red sand on the floor of the gallery, and a “Mars Gravity Simulator”. PICTURE: Darrin Manuel Adam Norton ran a test screening of his video at the gallery yesterday. The exhibition, when set up, will also include a “Space Yurt” sitting on red sand on the floor of the gallery, and a “Mars Gravity Simulator”. PICTURE: Darrin Manuel

Two most unusual and fascinating exhibitions open at the Regional Art Gallery on Friday night.

One features video, installations and paintings by Sydney artist Adam Norton, and the other is a collection of polaroid photographs by Broken Hill’s own Robin Sellick.

In September last year, Adam spent a month in Broken Hill as part of an Artist in Residence program funded by the Copyright Agency and managed by Museums and Galleries NSW.

He explored the bush in and around Broken Hill investigating the ways in which our surrounds could become a stand-in for a “new, untouched world”.

From this residency came a new video work, “The Mars Project”, which will be shown for the first time as part of the exhibition which shares the same title.

The remainder of the show is made up of works that explore the theme of space travel and include film documentation of the performance installation “The Mars Gravity Simulator” as well as the large scale installation work, “Space Yurt”, made during a residency at Artspace in Sydney last year.

Also on show are Adam’s 2D works, acrylic paintings and works on paper.

The Mars Project will be opened by Michael Rolfe, CEO of Museums and Galleries, NSW and will be on show until November 14.

Adam will also be conducting a floor talk on Saturday at 11am. There is no cost to attend and complimentary tea and coffee will be provided.

After that he will conduct a workshop for children aged between 8 and 14 during which they will make a movie. (There are still a couple of places left so call the gallery on 8080 3440 to book).

Robin Sellick was born and raised in Broken Hill before leaving and developing his highly successful career as a photographer.

Robin rose to commercial prominence with his portraits which regularly featured in magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire and Who Weekly.

His work has been published internationally, appearing on the covers of the likes of the Rolling Stone and NME magazines.

He has held several successful exhibitions and has published books of his works.  

Robin’s new exhibition, entitled “Roids”, is a selection of the polaroid photos that he took as part of the process of photography shoots.

While the exhibition includes photos of some celebrities, most of the polaroids were selected because of the way that they demonstrate the process of composing a picture. Each has been specially mounted to show the final composition.

“Roids” will be opened by the artist and will be on display until November 17.

The gallery doors open at 6pm for Friday’s exhibitions to which everyone is invited. Refreshments will be provided.

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