HORIZONS MADE WIDE

2020 has been 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.

This online gallery partners with the street exhibition. Scroll through the various images, clicking on the artist’s name or image will take you to more information on each artwork.

Yianni Johns

Yianni Johns

Did You Break Wind In this whimsical scene of two …

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Wendy Fraser

Wendy Fraser

Spartan Beauty On my regular journeys from Sydney to my …

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Struan Timms

Struan Timms

Sunset Storm Looking across Houlighan’s Valley, from Albert Street, Junee. …

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Michael Koren

Michael Koren

Wantabadgery A serialised science fiction Western, narrated by a retired …

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Leigh Hewitt

Leigh Hewitt

After The Match ‘After The Match’ depicts the crowd leaving …

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Kate Smith

Kate Smith

Home is where the plains are In this piece I …

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Juju Roche

Juju Roche

This work explores the morphing of diverse natural elements, with …

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Joel Markham

Joel Markham

Beckett moment This tree lives in my neighbourhood and I …

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James T. Farley

James T. Farley

Walking in Isolation, 2020 This image is from a series …

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Jacqui Hermann

Jacqui Hermann

East from Tully’s HIll, Brobenah Acryclic on Canvas ARTIST STATEMENT: …

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Gregory Carosi

Gregory Carosi

Empty Fifths ‘Empty Fifths’ charts the process by which we …

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Elaine Camlin

Elaine Camlin

Macrosystem Macrosystem was developed during COVID-19 lockdown, and explores the …

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Dr Julie Montgarrett

Dr Julie Montgarrett

Tensions of Place: one wild country The late Phillip Hunter, …

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Dotti Le Sage

Dotti Le Sage

Kyklos the Separating Circle & Boundary Landmark This work makes …

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Debbie Wood

Debbie Wood

Family The weave represents the intrinsic cultural, spiritual and familial …

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Christopher Orchard

Christopher Orchard

Frontier Territories I am here resisting oppression and erasure. Solander …

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Brittany Hefren

Brittany Hefren

Untitled (from Diversity) This work is a part of a …

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Beverly Moxon

Beverly Moxon

Infinite Horizons Personal connections with landscapes transcend time and space …

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Angela Halkias-Champ

Angela Halkias-Champ

Adaptations ‘Adaptations’ is a stylistic representation of the role played …

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Angela Halkias-Champ

Angela Halkias-Champ

Banksia vessels The impact severe bushfires have on natural habitats …

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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.

This theme is 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.

All Horizons Made Wide artists are members of Creative Riverina – an online directory of artist and artist services across our region. 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

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