UTOPIAN EDGE

UTS Interdisciplinary Design Lab 15385451_10157991541340085_5156592395122920821_o
25 March – 2 April 2017

Proposals for Katoomba’s over-looked spaces

Katoomba is a city where the mundane and the magical are in constant conversation. It has a richness of contradictions and a density of potentials. It is both a centre and a periphery, a museum and a laboratory, a collection of fictions and a cluster of hard truths.

UTS interdisciplinary design students, together with Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline, have been working intensely over 10 days to reimagine some of Katoomba’s overlooked spaces. Exploring the town and learning from local experts, creatives and residents to design ‘realistic utopias’ – pragmatic yet transformative ideas for some of Katoomba’s roads less travelled.

Sculpture Otherwise

7 April – 7 May

Michael McIntyre Becoming a Monster 2016 rubber bands and bamboo skewers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sculpture Otherwise is an exhibition of small sculpture by the exhibiting artists participating in Sculpture at Scenic World in 2017. The indoor exhibition provides a fantastic opportunity for collectors and the public to purchase works by emerging, mid-career and established Australian and international artists from the 2017 Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition.

A Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition

Image: MICHAEL MCINTYRE Becoming a Monster 2016, rubber bands and bamboo skewers

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Nicole Welch: Wildēornes Land

1 April – 7 May 2017

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Nicole Welch’s Wildēornes Land is an ambitious, monumental cinematic exhibition combining installation, photography and moving image that investigates the Blue Mountains wilderness from a historical, cultural and ecological viewpoint. The exhibition draws upon archival records that illuminate early European’s romantic notions of Australian wilderness juxtaposed with contemporary ideas and concerns that reflect the inherent loss and uncertainty we now face for our natural environment.
A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery exhibition

Nicole Welch is represented by MAY SPACE

IMAGE:  NICOLE WELCH Wildēornes Land #3 2016, giclée print, face-mounted, 135 x 76 cm, edition of 6. Image courtesy the artist

 


PUBLIC PROGRAMS:

Lunchtime Panel Discussion as part of Australian Heritage Week
Saturday 15 April, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Join Sabrina Roesner, Exhibitions Manager at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre for a lunchtime panel discussion with exhibiting artist Nicole Welch; Alex Wisser, Co-Director of Cementa and Yuri Bolotin, Director of BigCi and local explorer to discuss ecological themes in contemporary practice.

FREE with Gallery ticket. RSVPs appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410

Autumn School Holiday Program with Nicole Welch: Create a Hybrid Landscape
Tuesday 18 April, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Suitable for ages 6 – 11 years.

Unleash your creative side this school holiday and experiment with collage techniques with exhibiting artist Nicole Welch. In celebration of World Heritage Day, participants will explore the history of the Blue Mountains and its unique ecological features as they work with images of the Blue Mountains to create a collage of a hybrid landscape that speak to a future of sustainability.

All Material included, however kids are welcome to bring their own images of the Blue Mountains. $17/$15 InSight Members. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.