New exhibition for BRAG

Trick of the light: The revolutionary exhibition, Light Moves will be at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery until April 17. Photo: National Gallery of Australia.

Trick of the light: The revolutionary exhibition, Light Moves will be at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery until April 17. Photo: National Gallery of Australia.

The Bunbury Regional Art Gallery is thrilled to be the host of the revolutionary exhibition Light Moves: Contemporary Australian Video Art.

The major travelling exhibition from the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra will feature new media work by some of Australia’s leading artist talent.

Light Moves will present seven major works by contemporary Australian artists which explore the possibilities of the body in video.

Each work is an example of great contemporary storytelling, made by the leading proponents of the video form in Australia.

Drawing on work acquired over the last three years for the National Collection, Light Moves provides a neat and highly accessible survey of contemporary video practice in this country.

Light Moves includes projected and screen-based works which show the body performing in a range of real and imagined spaces.

Each work engages viewers in rumination on the place and significance of real bodies in a contemporary world defined by digitisation and the increased commodification of movement.

NGA Director Dr Gerard Vaughan said Light Moves demonstrates NGA’s commitment both to celebrating the work of contemporary Australian artists and also to creating audiences for their work throughout regional Australia.

“Visitors will be mesmerised by the exhibition’s images of bodies moving through space, and also by the diversity of work by Australian artists of the highest calibre,” he said.

BRAG Director Julian Bowron said the show was a rare opportunity to present work from the National Gallery collection in Bunbury.

“This touring exhibition from the National Gallery of Australia allows us to present the very best of contemporary video artworks to a regional audience, and we expect visitors will be keen to view work by these leading artists,” he said.

Light Moves: Contemporary Australian Video Art includes work by artists Daniel Crooks, Hayden Fowler, Shaun Gladwell, Gabriella and Silvana Mangano, David Rosetzky, Julie Rrap and Christian Thompson.

Light Moves: Contemporary Australian Video Art will be exhibited at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery from February 18 to April 17.

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