The Bridges: The Second Year
The second in this exhibition series, this project follows the development of the Clarence Valleyâ€™s new bridges
Four bridges are currently under construction in the Clarence Valley, two major bridges over the Clarence River at Grafton and Harwood, one over the Clarence at Tabulam and one over Sportsman’s Creek at Lawrence.
These major items of capital works do not just function as a link, they are objects of beauty and engineering excellence that both fascinate and inspire. Bridges can signify their location, act as a gateway, provide settings for books, television and films, be meeting places and the subject or background to many artworks, photographs and events.
This exhibition is the second in the series with participating regional and local artists Pam Fysh, Simon Hughes, Malcolm King, Georgie Lucock, Danny Lloyden, Robyn Sweaney and Deborah Taylor and John van der Kolk. The artists have used a variety of media to create art works that respond magnificently to the construction of these Bridges.
The Grafton Regional Gallery is coordinating The Bridges project in partnership with NSW Roads & Maritime Services with support from the Yulgilbar Foundation and Create NSW.
The exhibition will be presented at the Sir Earle Page Library & Education Centre from 2 February to 18 March 2018.
Image credit: Malcolm King Harwood workers