The artistic practice of David Ryrie is resonant of the encounter at its most bare and honest. 'Otherwise arbitrary moments' is an exhibition of new work that pairs these seemingly ordinary encounters with the question of human scale. Preserving an array of moments through large scale photography, Ryrie posits our grown and assumed relationship to things as fluid, changeable and dreamlike. Just as we may recall an event or a fleeting moment in a new way each time we remember it, these images offer new detail and revelations at each viewing. With great sensitivity to the physical world and photography's uncanny ability to level the ontological plain of objects, Ryrie shifts our understanding of the value of things. Expanding scale and turning proportion, the banal is made poignant, while the familiar is drawn out long enough to unnerve and arrest. This exhibition sees Ryrie present large scale images working in tandem on the viewer as installation, and is his first major solo at the Gallery. Ryrie was a finalist in the Olive Cotton Award in 2017, Winner of the People's Choice, Goulburn Art Award in 2020. His work is held in the Macquarie Group and Australian Club collections as well as significant private collections.
This edition of The Window has been curated by Steven Hartup, a photographer based in Tarago, working across large format film and producing silver gelatin prints. Influenced by the likes of Jon Lewis, Ingeborg Tyssen and Stephen Dupont, Hartup states that photography is 'at its best when it is an intense visual language which does not require a dense, complex shield of written language to explain or justify it.' Hartup uses his camera to document and relish the details of the rural structures he has encountered in his life. With works in the Gallery's permanent collection and exhibited in 'Woolaway' 2005 and 'Goulburn Bustle' 2019, we eagerly anticipate his curatorial choice for The Window.
Join Goulburn Race Club for a relaxed Sunday arvo on the beautiful lawns listening to live music from local bands The Rich Pitcher and Peg Leg Meg starting from midday February 21. The afternoon will also feature a great line up of horse racing with a seven-race program scheduled. Bring your own picnic, blanket, chair & hat with gate entry $20 each for the day. That's right, for this great afternoon you can bring your own food into the track so make sure you pack a picnic.
You can also reserve your slice of relaxation with the following options on offer - Timber picnic table seats six people, with umbrella, includes gate entry $150; Market Gazebo seats 10 people, table, chairs, includes gate entry $200; Terrace Table seats six people, includes gate entry $120; main building seat - $10, available from February 4.
As a completely COVID Safe event patrons must adhere to any direction given by COVID marshals & staff of the Goulburn & District Racing Club, and if they fail to do so may be asked to leave the venue and no drinks, umbrellas or shade structures are to be brought onto the premises.
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