Nocturne exhibitions show Armidale in a different light

Nocturne exhibitions show Armidale in a different light

Three new exhibitions around Armidale showcase the work created by a group of photographers through a series of evening workshops and photo shoots.

The Nocturne: Armidale exhibitions are on show at Armidale Art Gallery, Saumarez Homestead and the new Foyer Artspace at Armidale Regional Council and present familiar buildings and locations around Armidale in a series of photographs taken in the afterglow of the New England sunset.

“The Nocturne: Armidale project is part of an ongoing series of exhibitions and projects in regional locations by the nomadic photographic duo Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper,” said Robert Heather, Art Museum Director. “Doug and Vicky were artists in residence at the New England Regional Art Museum in September 2016 and worked with an enthusiastic group of local photographers to create these atmospheric images of our city.”

“The group braved cold, wet and windy conditions to create some beautiful and dramatic images of places which we all know well such as the old Courthouse, Saumarez Homestead, the cathedrals, hotels and railway station.”

Brisbane based artists Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper are the founders of the Centre for Regional Arts Practice and have over 65 years of photographic practice between them. Their photographs, artists’ books and other works can be found in public gallery collections around Australia.

The exhibitions include photographs by Paul Bayne, Sue Burgess, Neil Burton, Victoria Cooper, Les Davis, Ross Jenkins, Jeni Mackenzie, Doug Spowart, Sam Walkom and Jim Walmsley.

Nocturne: Armidale exhibitions are being presented in three venues as part of the project and more images can also be found on the Nocturne Armidale facebook page:

  • Nocturne Armidale group photography show
    3-13 December 2016, Armidale Art Gallery, Beardy Street Mall, ARMIDALE

         Artist talk & morning tea: 11.00am Saturday 3 December

  • Nocturne Saumarez
    2 December 2016 until 29 January 2017, Saumarez Homestead, ARMIDALE

        Opening: 6.00pm Friday 2 December 2016

  • Nocturne: Armidale – Spowart + Cooper + Burton
    29 November 2016 – 5 March 2017, Armidale Regional Council Foyer Artspace, 135 Rusden St, Armidale

The Nocturne: Armidale project has been developed by the artists working with the New England Regional Art Museum in partnership with the New England Art Society and supported by Saumarez Homestead and Armidale Regional Council.