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WAG re-opens with triple treat

News Article Date: 
Monday, 28 July 2014

The Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG) has re-opened with three amazing exhibitions after a six-week hiatus for the Fun4Kids Festival.

From taxidermied animals highlighting humankind’s impact on the natural environment, to a collection centred on the lost Tasmanian tiger, to three decades of creations from the nationally renowned Warrnambool artist Glenn Morgan, visitors to the WAG can expect intriguing artworks that will stimulate the senses.

WAG Director John Cunningham, said that he was delighted to be able to show three excellent exhibitions running simultaneously.

“It’s almost like having an entirely new gallery. To have so many great new pieces on display at the same time is very special,” Mr Cunningham said.

“Visitors can expect to experience a series of shows that focus on some of the social concerns of our day.

“From the domestic to the environmental and beyond, we believe that audiences will be thoroughly rewarded with the experience.”

Wunderkammer: The Cabinet of Wonders sees Rod McRae investigate how art can influence and reinforce the environment and climate change debate.

He draws on his knowledge and interest in taxidermy, working with ethically sourced specimens as diverse as polar bear, zebra, lion, lamb, fox, penguin, and insects to create installations to challenge human perceptions of the natural world and the non-human species that inhabit it.

In Recapturing the Tiger Warrnambool artist, Peter Clayfield, presents a personal collection of pieces documenting the appearance (and disappearance) of the Thylacine in Australian history and culture.

The exhibition brings together antique and modern depictions of the Tasmanian tiger in a variety of media covering two hundred years of documentation.

Shock Treatment is a survey exhibition on the life and work of Glenn Morgan spanning 30 years of getting the most out of timber scraps, recycled frames and brightly coloured paints.

His observations are framed in a ‘Morganesque’ vision, a wobbly world where crank-handles are the basis of physics and pink-headed citizens yell misspelt mini-monologues in comic-strip styling.

Morgan’s inspiration is as varied as listening to football on the radio to the Black Saturday bushfires. These events, from the intimate to the global, are subjected to the Morgan gaze.

Recapturing the Tiger continues until September 14, Wunderkammer until November 9 and Shock Treatment until November 23.

Entry to the WAG is free.

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