The Fresh Salt exhibition will be launched this Friday, 2 February at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery. Four Winds has established a partnership with Bega Valley Regional Gallery to present the works created through our innovative Creative Field Studies program which showcases our region’s visual artists, musicians, composers, choreographers, and creative writers.
The works on show are the result of three field trips to eight exquisite estuaries between the sacred mountains of Gulaga and Mumbulla in Yuin Country.
Underlying the significance of the project is the cultural conversation that has transpired between Aboriginal elders, scientists, historians, farmers, council workers, residents, and artists.
“Four Winds is committed to developing, supporting and inspiring our local creative community”, said Lara Crew, Four Winds Create and Inspire Program Producer.
Fresh Salt aims to raise community awareness about the ecological and cultural significance of the area through the power of art.
“As the waters mingle so do the artists, the knowledge, the ideas, the sharing,” said Four Winds Artistic Director, James Crabb. “We are fortunate to live and work in an exceptional and dynamic landscape, Fresh Salt is a creative response to that, through images, words, movement, or music.”
Side by side with the art, the project has created time; time to talk regardless of background or expertise and celebrate a shared interest in the Bega Valley.
Regional Gallery Director, Iain Dawson said, “Fresh Salt is an incredible exhibition to kick off the new year. I am thrilled to be working with our colleagues at Four Winds to present these important works from local artists. For our 30 year anniversary, this exhibition represents the ethos behind the origin of the Bega Valley Regional Gallery which opened after 40 years of agitation by the local arts community,” Mr Dawson said.
Fresh Salt opens at 6pm on Friday, 2 February at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery for an exclusive two week season ending 17 February. The opening will be more than speeches with a number of live performance works which will enhance the opening evening.
CLICK HERE for more information on the Artists involved and to view the Exhibition Catalogue.