Siv Grava, Terrain 3, 2012, acrylic on canvas
Curated by John Neylon
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Eyre Peninsula is a tougher place than most in which to make art. The region, so far removed from perceived centres of culture with their audiences, galleries and art schools, demands that its artists be very self-reliant and resourceful. To survive and develop as an artist takes a special kind of commitment. But it gives much in return as a place which offers a sense of freedom from urbanised life, access to landscapes of spectacular beauty and traditional significance, and the knowledge or sense of belonging to this place, known to many as the ‘West Coast.’
In 2010 selected artists from across the region and from different cultural and personal perspectives were invited to explore and express the complexities of this ‘tough love’ affair from which there is ultimately no walking away, no letting go.
The outcome is Tough(er) Love, to be presented by Country Arts SA in association with Flinders University Art Museum, at the Flinders City Gallery.
Comprising new work by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous painters and sculptors – John Baily, Cindy Durant, Amanda Franklin, Siv Grava, Joylene Haynes, Karl James, Elma Lawrie, Verna Lawrie, Beaver Lennon, Leith O’Malley, Pungkai and John Turpie – the exhibition reflects the practices of those working out of larger population centres including Port Lincoln, Whyalla and Ceduna, as well as smaller regional communities.
To access the Tough(er) Love Learning Connections Resource Kit, see the Learning Connections page.
Adelaide, Flinders University City Gallery February 22 – April 28, 2013
Kapunda, Kapunda Art Gallery May 19 – June 16, 2013
Ceduna, Westart July 4 – August 2, 2013 & Ceduna District Health Service July 4 – August 15, 2013
Port Lincoln, Civic Hall Galleries, August 24 – October 6, 2013
Elliston, Elliston Information Centre, October 16 – December 1, 2013
Streaky Bay, Rural Transaction & Visitor Information December 11, 2013 – January 29, 2014
Port Augusta, Pt Augusta Cultural Centre-Yarta Purtli February 6 – March 8, 2014
Tanunda, Barossa Regional Gallery March 21 – April 27, 2014
Murray Bridge, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery May 9 – June 22, 2014
Kadina, Ascot Theatre Gallery June 28 – July 24, 2014
Port Pirie, Pt Pirie Regional Art Gallery August 1 – September 7, 2014
Burra, Burra Regional Art Gallery September 18 – October 14, 2014
Berri, River Lands Gallery October 24 – December 5, 2014
Bordertown, Walkway Gallery December 17, 2014 – January 30, 2015
Goolwa, Signal Point Gallery March 2 – April 12, 2015