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Open Borders

11 August to 8 October 2023

Public opening hours during exhibitions Monday-Friday 11am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm. Closed Saturdays and Public Holidays.

Chinese Dance Group. Photographer: Yu-Duo.
Chinese Dance Group. Photographer: Yu-Duo.

Open Borders is a survey of contemporary regional art practice featuring 40 artists from all 12 regions of Western Australia.

The exhibition is the culmination of the three-year Mycelium project, overseen by Southern Forest Arts, which had its genesis in the closed borders of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project, established in 2020, facilitated and presented the work of more than 160 regional artists and curators as a way to nurture resilience and sustainability throughout the years-long pandemic.

Open Borders is co-curated by Annette Davis, independent curator from Albany with Jane King, Deputy Director and Lia McKnight, Curator/Collections Manager at the John Curtin Gallery, and represents the quality and diversity of regional arts practice.

The exhibition is made possible through the support of the Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries and the Regional Exhibitions Touring Boost, supported by ART ON THE MOVE.

Read the Media Release: Art breaks down borders at the John Curtin Gallery. 

Logo stack for Open Borders exhibition

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