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Southern Wheatbelt artists to cross borders in upcoming NEXIS Gallery exhibition

Daniel RooneyNarrogin Observer
Open Borders exhibition curators Casey Thornton and Ned Crossley.
Camera IconOpen Borders exhibition curators Casey Thornton and Ned Crossley. Credit: Daniel Rooney

The Narrogin Art Group is preparing to host its first exhibition for the year, Open Borders: Between Confinement and Liberation, as part of a State-wide visual art project.

The curated exhibition explores the WA experience of containment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and examines the nature and impact of borders.

“It’s part of a State-wide project which came out of an initiative from Southern Forest Arts called the Creative Grid,” exhibition curator Ned Crossley said.

“There are 12 exhibitions throughout WA plus a couple of performing arts productions, and from the visual arts exhibitions there will be a survey of works selected to be exhibited at John Curtin in Perth.”

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The Narrogin exhibition will feature 11 artists, including several established career artists.

“We put a call out to artists throughout the Southern Wheatbelt region. We’ve got artists from Lake Grace, Corrigin, Pingelly and Narrogin,” Mr Crossley said.

The exhibition will feature pieces in a range of mediums, including sculpture, paintings and installation works.

Only WA regional artists will have work featured at the Open Borders exhibitions.

The event will be officially opened at NEXIS on Thursday, February 2, at 6pm.

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