Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

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EXHIBITION DATES: 27 April - 23 June 2024 OPENING NIGHT: 6pm- 8pm, 26 April 2024 VENUE: Geraldton Regional Art Gallery REMOTLEYCLOSE is about the happiness and sorrow of migrating, leaving home and reinvention elsewhere. The artists…

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Apr 27, 2024

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Jun 23, 2024

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EXHIBITION DATES: 27 April – 23 June 2024

OPENING NIGHT: 6pm- 8pm, 26 April 2024

VENUE: Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

REMOTLEYCLOSE is about the happiness and sorrow of migrating, leaving home and reinvention elsewhere. The artists contemplate both ‘home and away.’ Is ‘home’ simply made by adding together time + safety + familiarity as the geographer Yi Fu Tuan tells us? The question of how people turn a foreign space into a known place or a home is embedded into most of Furque and Eastaugh’s work. 

 

Across the world borders and migration are currently heated topics and the fascination or fear of the exotic is constant. Questions like – “how porous are borders?” “who goes where and why?” “How do we deal with a planet full of over eight billion humans?” and “where on earth is home?” These and many more complex geopolitical aspects of travel are embedded in the photographs, films and mixed media work to be presented. REMOTELYCLOSE will unpack the many views of Furque and Eastaugh who have extensive travel experiences across all continents and an ongoing curiosity about how we all locate ourselves. 

An array of mixed media work, B/W photographs and works on paper shape the exhibition plus the presentation of short digital films depicting work created on the road in a dozen formal art residency programs. These films show contrasting locations, the diverse working methods and wide-ranging artistic outcomes. 

Travel is a universal topic adored by most Australians and REMOTELYCLOSE reinforces both the travails and treasures of human movement. This is a travelling show that visually wanders where we all are. 

For more information, visit artgallery.cgg.wa.gov.au