2020 was a year of upheaval, but the enduring landscape and timeless stories of the Riverina transcend the shocks of the present time. This survey of visual arts – Horizons Made Wide – from across the Riverina’s wide horizons reveals the people and places, values and practices that nourish, sustain and inspire our artists and our community.
It features a selection of works from artists across the Eastern Riverina Arts and Western Riverina Arts regions, in a broad range of visual art mediums.
The horizon connects land, river and sky, and yet it only exists within the perspective of each beholder. We make the horizon, just as it beckons us ahead, and in this sense this exhibition is as much about people as it is the Riverina landscape.
The theme was inspired by a 6 word poem created by local members of the Booranga Writers’ Centre in 2015 to capture something of our Riverina landscape and people. “Horizons Made Wide in the Country” was inscribed on a public art sculpture, Flight commissioned by Wagga Wagga City Council.
Unconstrained by the walls of a gallery, Horizons Made Wide will draw the gaze across the iconic Fitzmaurice Street streetscape in Wagga Wagga during November and December 2020, with artworks installed in shop windows and even on the footpath itself. The work is also presented in an online gallery
Exhibition curated by Dr Tim Kurylowicz for Eastern Riverina Arts.
HORIZONS MADE WIDE is presented by Eastern Riverina Arts as part of the Artstate Wagga Wagga arts program