(above) Tanja Riese, Banksia, Middle Lagoon.
The Gang bowled along to the latest offering at the Bega Regional Gallery and walked into a reunion of sorts with a veritable pack of erstwhile comrades. The current show, 25 x 25, is a touring exhibition featuring the work of 25 artists and celebrating the 25th anniversary of Canberra’s open access print studio Megalo. The old pals weren’t physically there, but their work was – which amounted to the same thing!!
25 x 25 (conceived and curated by Megalo’s artistic manager Paul Peisley) has been doing the rounds of the regional galleries, from Broken Hill to Grafton, since 2005 and its arrival in Bega coincides with a complementary show by several local printmakers involved in the South Coast Solar Print Project. Indeed there’s a book-end exhibition, Sun Prints, concurrently running at the Spiral Gallery in Church St (both shows opened in concert on Friday night and will be up until the end of May.)
Well worth a squizz. Happy snaps at…