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Online Art Exhibition

8th April 2020

The Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery will be hosting an online exhibition – and is calling on YOU to get involved!

In conjunction with the Art Gallery of South Australia’s ‘Start At Home Activities Program’, the Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery has issued its first Art Challenge to all artists in the region.

This challenge asks artists to create a narrative portrait, inspired by the artworks of Brisbane-based artist Ryan Presley. Presley has carefully studied the lines, patterns and colours of Australian banknotes before reinventing the currency as a celebration of Aboriginal history. Presley’s father’s family are Marri Ngarr people from the Northern Territory.

Artists can learn about Presley’s rich practice at:
https://agsa-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/media/dd/files/NB_START_AT_HOME_ALL_2019_33_002.c04a54c.pdf

All artworks will be showcased in an online exhibition as well as through the Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Photos and the stories behind artworks can be emailed to Council’s Gallery and Cultural Arts Coordinator Ursula Halpin at uhalpin@pirie.sa.gov.au

When posting to Facebook and Instagram, be sure to tag:

  • Art Gallery of South Australia #AGSA
  • Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery #PPRAG
  • Port Pirie Regional Council #PPRC
  • Project courtesy of the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Port Pirie Regional Council is committed to continuing to deliver our services to the community throughout the COVID 19 situation and there are many examples of innovative service delivery, particularly at locations that are temporarily closed. Keep an eye out for further updates on how we are adapting our services for the community.