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 on Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga. 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 technicians involved with servicing a wind turbine power generator. One looks up to the other …

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Wendy Fraser

Wendy Fraser

Spartan Beauty On my regular journeys from Sydney to my studio in Batlow, my heart opens up as the land and sky progressively do the …

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Struan Timms

Struan Timms

Sunset Storm Looking across Houlighan’s Valley, from Albert Street, Junee. Digital Image by Struan Timms

Michael Koren

Michael Koren

Wantabadgery A serialised science fiction Western, narrated by a retired AFL player and set on the light side of the moon (with lots of moon …

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Leigh Hewitt

Leigh Hewitt

After The Match ‘After The Match’ depicts the crowd leaving Robertson Oval against the backdrop of the old Murrumbidgee flour mill and an unsettled sky. …

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Kate Smith

Kate Smith

Home is where the plains are In this piece I have used a combination punch needle stitches to create a visual representation of my love …

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Juju Roche

Juju Roche

This work explores the morphing of diverse natural elements, with particular reference to land, sky and sea. Focus was centered on eliminating the brush gesture, …

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Joel Markham

Joel Markham

Beckett moment This tree lives in my neighbourhood and I have seen it – and ignored it – on countless occasions. But when a nearby …

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James T. Farley

James T. Farley

Walking in Isolation, 2020 This image is from a series created while walking the trails and back streets of Wagga Wagga. These walks were a …

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Jacqui Hermann

Jacqui Hermann

East from Tully’s HIll, Brobenah Acryclic on Canvas ARTIST STATEMENT: This artwork portrays the vast horizon looking east from the top of Tully’s Hill, and …

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Hape Kiddle

Hape Kiddle

Holding Water Holding water is a series of vessels whose form indicate the holding, and through spout like extensions sharing this water. Our rivers are …

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Gregory Carosi

Gregory Carosi

Empty Fifths ‘Empty Fifths’ charts the process by which we come to see a new place. Informed by my relocation from Sydney to Wagga Wagga …

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Elaine Camlin

Elaine Camlin

Macrosystem Macrosystem was developed during COVID-19 lockdown, and explores the notion that everything is connected. Investigating this through complex interactions of interrelated systems, singular elements …

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Dr Julie Montgarrett

Dr Julie Montgarrett

Tensions of Place: one wild country The late Phillip Hunter, contemporary Australian landscape artist, said that portrait format rather than landscape enhanced the illusion of …

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Dotti Le Sage

Dotti Le Sage

Kyklos the Separating Circle & Boundary Landmark This work makes reference to the original Greek meaning of the horizon concept. Before us lies an assemblage …

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Debbie Wood

Debbie Wood

Family The weave represents the intrinsic cultural, spiritual and familial bonds that connect our family, both to ourselves, our culture and to the Dreamtime. The …

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Christopher Orchard

Christopher Orchard

Frontier Territories I am here resisting oppression and erasure. Solander box, collateral. Find Christopher Orchard on creativeriverina.com

Brittany Hefren

Brittany Hefren

Untitled (from Diversity) This work is a part of a series where I used photography as a lens through which I could ask questions and …

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Beverly Moxon

Beverly Moxon

Infinite Horizons Personal connections with landscapes transcend time and space in Beverly Moxon’s work, ‘Infinite Horizons’. Moxon’s vessel, constructed from pine needles and lomandra grass …

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Angela Halkias-Champ

Angela Halkias-Champ

Banksia vessels The impact severe bushfires have on natural habitats and ecosystems -the destruction and devastation to environments is long lasting both physically and emotionally, …

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Angela Coombs Matthews

Angela Coombs Matthews

High in the Evening Sky Hand printed digital images of two silhouetted birds looking out into the vast night sky. The birds merge with spindly …

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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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