So, who is Sam Picasso? And what sort of photographs do you take with just three per cent vision?
Two tricky questions we will try to solve at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery from next Friday, 31 May.
Three exhibitions will open at the Gallery next Friday – Sam Picasso’s Thought Sculptor, Kirstan Emerson’s Blurry Borders, and Mallee Artists Swan Hill’s From Paddock to Plate.
Gallery Director Ian Tully said they were three unique exhibitions that he was excited to present to the community.
“We know that Sam Picasso is a local artist. Sam is a thought sculptor, paints on materials like cardboard and timber scraps – whatever is available, and uses photocopy as a medium. Sam also shows beautiful skills in drawing,” Mr Tully said.
“But Sam’s identity remains a mystery. Please come along and find out what makes Sam tick in this eclectic and insightful exhibition.”
Mr Tully said the second exhibition showcased the photography of local man Kristan Emerson.
“Kristan has been photographing the world during his backpacking adventures since 2016. This is his first exhibition,” he said.
“The photographs are beautiful, but when you take into account that Kristan as three per cent vision in only one eye, these photographs are truly remarkable.”
With support from RuralAccess, Kristan has also had descriptions of the photographs recorded, which you can listen to using your own smart device.The exhibition will be shown at both the Gallery and at Swan Hill Library.
The final exhibition will be from various local artists through Mallee Artists Swan Hill.
“Using the traditional still life style, the artists have been working on pieces with the theme of paddock to plate – focusing on farming and food, some of our region’s real assets. I’m sure the community will enjoy seeing what these talented locals have come up with.”
The exhibitions will open on Friday, 31 May at 6pm, with everyone in the community invited to attend.
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