Sunday, June 14, 2015

Exploring: BigCi opening at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

'Heritage ecology - In the mosaic' (detail)©2015.  Nicola Moss. Hand cut papers, synthetic polymer paint, charcoal frottage,  natural ochre, rust stain, mono-print, ink, twine. 240cm x 300cm. Photographed by Carl Warner. Courtesy of the artist and Spiro Grace Art Rooms.

Curated by Diana Robson, Exploring: BigCi features a survey of works selected from Australian and International BigCi artists in residence.  BigCi (Bilpin International Grounds for Creative Initiatives) sits within the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, providing access to a rich ecology covering over one million hectares.
I'm delighted to be included in the exhibition at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, together with works by Chris Dolman and Paul Williams (Sydney), Kath Fries (Sydney), Hyewon Hye Shim (Korea), Claudia Luke (Germany), Crisia and Andrei Miroiu (Romania), Nandita Mukand (Singapore), Rachel Peachy and Paul Mosig (Blue Mountains).  My hand cut paper works showcase the individual lives and connected relationships of fauna, flora and human development in the region. Developed from experiences during the four week residency I had in 2012, the works incorporate tactile surfaces of frottage, mono-print and stains from site.

I would like to extend a warm invitation to join in the opening and viewing of Exploring: BigCi, officially opening on Friday 19th June at 6pm, and continuing to 2nd August 2015 at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor, New South Wales.

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