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Out-of-the-ordinary art reveals all

Friday, 6th May, 2016

National Gallery of Australia curator of photography Anne O’Hehir shares a laugh with technician Mitch Bracken as they prepare one of the many screens that will show films as part of the Light Moves exhibition tonight. National Gallery of Australia curator of photography Anne O’Hehir shares a laugh with technician Mitch Bracken as they prepare one of the many screens that will show films as part of the Light Moves exhibition tonight.

A collection of contemporary works and ideas will be showcased tonight at the dual launch of two eye-catching exhibitions.

The official opening of ‘No Human Being Is Illegal (In All Our Glory)’ and the National Gallery of Australia’s (NGA) exhibition “Light Moves” will be held at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery from 6pm.

No Human Being Is Illegal is a series of 20 large nude and semi-nude enhanced portraits by artist Deborah Kelly that are being exhibited in country galleries across the nation.

Ms Kelly’s artworks aim to explore ideas of power in all its various forms, and considers racial, sexual, and religious prejudices and history.

Meanwhile, Light Moves offers a selection of recent works by seven artists from the video archives of the NGA.

The exhibition examines personal preoccupations to which the viewer can relate, such as time, the role of the individual in society, coming to terms with mortality, and the pressure of societal expectations.

NGA’s curator of photography, Anne O’Hehir, said it was the first time the NGA had held a show in the city since 2003.

She said the selection of videos was an ideal alternative to still works, and provides another avenue for the audience to connect with contemporary art.

Both exhibitions will be open until June 19.

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