Striking Contrasts



Australian society reflects two distinctive and often contradictory cultural expressions. One is brought about by the profoundly beautiful emptiness that fills the centre of the country. The other, providing a striking contrast, emerges out of the multi-cultural, highly technologised and globalised cities dotting the periphery of the vast, silent landscape.

Striking Contrasts presents an exploration into the division between film making and fine art practice in the work of 10 contemporary Australian artists.

Artists include Angelica Mesiti, John Gillies, Paul Winkler, Tony Lawrence, John Conomos, Joan Ross, Deborah Kelly, Jess MacNeil, Grant Stevens, and Nicola Walkerden.



Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW 31 January 2014 – 15 March 2014
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, NSW 29 March 2014 – 11 May 2014
Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW 14 May 2014 – 29 June 2014
Burrinja Cultural Centre, VIC 3 July 2014 – 31 August 2014
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, QLD 8 September 2014 – 2 November 2014
New England Regional Art Museum, NSW 14 November 2014 – 8 February 2015
eMerge Gallery, James Cook University, QLD 18 February 2015 – 13 March 2015
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, WA 18 April 2015 – 15 June 2015




Curated by dLux MediaArts in association with Geoffrey Weary, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney and toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW.