The Bridges Project: The Third Year
An exhibition including photography, video, sculpture, painting and printing that celebrates the beauty and engineering excellence represented through major capital works over the Clarence River.
The Bridges: The Third Year celebrates the beauty and engineering excellence represented through major capital works over the Clarence River. This exhibition is the third instalment of the Grafton Regional Gallery’s Bridges project, and features new work by well know Clarence Valley artists, Malcom King, Georgie Lucock, Cass Samms and John Van Der Kolk.
In this exhibition artists have explored and documented the evolution of Clarence Valley Bridges through the mediums of photography, sculpture, painting and printing. Each artist brings to life a new perspective into the development of theses complex items of infrastructure. In the Clarence region we have a fondness for the bridges of our Valley – they are an essential part of our everyday lives as we cross our natural waterways.
Bridges are not just major items of capital works they provide links for our community, and are engineering structures of architectural beauty that fascinate and inspire. They act as gateways for settings in books, television, films or as the subject for many artworks. Bridges do not just signify their location, or function, they span opposing sides of the mighty Clarence River to provide meeting place for community.
This project is a collaborative partnership between Grafton Regional Gallery, Roads and Maritime Services and the Yulgilbar Foundation.
Image Credit: John Van Der Kolk The Crossing # 1