Elsewhere World and Wild Coast
Published on 08 May 2019
The Burnie Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) is proud to open two exhibitions that focus on our region’s unique beauty at 6pm on Friday 10 May.
Queenstown-based and internationally recognized print-maker Raymond Arnold’s exhibition Elsewhere World – Expanded Field will celebrate his relationship with Tasmania’s West Coast. Arnold sees Tasmania as a place of regeneration and resilience and he presents this major series of 100 prints.
Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons said: “Raymond Arnold has maintained a long and productive relationship with the Burnie Regional Art Gallery as exhibitor, judge, exhibiting artist and friend.”
“Following on from the Burnie Print Prize 2019, we are pleased to offer this exhibition by one of Tasmania’s foremost artists and print-makers.”
Arnold completed a print commission for Burnie in 1986/87 titled Imaginary Landscapes – eighteen months in Tasmania, a series of eight etchings/aquatints. Elsewhere World – Expanded Field has taken nine years to create, an exhibition of 100 artworks that celebrate his development as a professional artist while living, working and being inspired in Tasmania. It displays the exceptional technical skill and extraordinary beauty that we come to recognise in Arnold’s prints.
Raymond will give a floor talk about the exhibition on Saturday 11 May at 2pm and the exhibition will continue until Sunday 23 June.
BRAG will also present Wild Coast, curated from the City’s permanent collection, which underscores the remote beauty of Tasmania’s coastline, particularly Tasmania’s North and West Coasts. With works by diverse artists such as Leoni Duff, Bea Maddock, Paul Barraclough and Patrick Grieve, the exhibition explores the red rocky coast, raging storms and soaring mountains of Tasmania’s glorious North West. The exhibition will continue until Sunday 7 July.
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The Burnie Regional Art Gallery is open free to the public from 10am to 4.30pm weekdays and from 1.30pm to 4pm Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
The Burnie Regional Art Gallery a Burnie City Council initiative and is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.