Right Here Now: a powerful regional voice in our democracy
Jessie Pangas, House of Congress, 2015, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 91.5 × 91.5 cm. Courtesy the artist.
A unique selection of artwork from regional Australian artists is on display from 17 November, highlighting the prominence of rural voices in Australian democracy.
The exhibition Right Here Now showcases eighteen artists working outside the major city centres of Australia who have been paired in a creative mentorship project. The project develops talent through pairing blossoming artists with experienced mentors for nine-months; their creations show a divine mirror of influence and encouragement between the pairs. Artists include:
- Brian Robinson and Jimmy Thaiday from Queensland
- Chris De Rosa and Ebony Heidenreich from South Australia
- Linda Botham and Bonnie Weidenbach from Victoria
- Rick Ball and young Menindee artists collective from New South Wales
- Raymond Arnold and Jessie Pangas from Tasmania
- Chayni Henry and David Collins from the Northern Territory
- Sandra Hill and Donna Fortescue from Western Australia
View the catalogue to see the designs, meet the artists, and read more about their background and what inspired their artwork for the exhibition.
The exhibition places prominence on the importance of voices from regional areas in Australia, and the creative influence shown by the artists allows for a unique insight into rural political history, talent and political nature.
Come see for yourself how regional Australians convey their democratic voices through creativity.
This exhibition is a joint initiative between Regional Arts Australia and the Museum of Australian Democracy.
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Sandra Hill, Double Standard, 2015 (detail), plywood, MDF, ink, rice paper, shellac, marri and balga resins, 102×150×10cm. Courtesy the artist and Mossenson Galleries.
View the Right Here Now media release.