Museum gets art recognition

Get the full experience. For the first time Murrurundi Museum has been included in the prestigious arts Upper Hunter program set down for November 18-19.

Hosting a Landscape Memories series of artworks from regional artists, the museum has been recognised by the organisation for its encouragement and encompassing art displays offering regional artists a window to prospective clients.

Arts Upper Hunter aims to promote art showing in the Upper Hunter from Maitland to Murrurundi.

Murrurundi Museum has been hosting interesting events far exceeding its small statute.

The present exhibition closes at the end of the long weekend and will be followed with a 100-year-old exhibition of photos from Beersheba.

This previously unseen album is a first for the region with priceless photographs from the Wright family of Blandford and Major Wright’s involvement with the Beersheba charge.

This photographic exhibition will be on show during the arts Upper Hunter program in November.

Murrurundi Museum has plans for further art exhibitions in the New Year along with the region’s bi-annual quilt show.

“Art is a vital part of a museum’s existence. Not all museum exhibitions are wrapped in cobwebs . . . there is the present or if you like, tomorrow’s history and art exhibitions like our present exhibition, area reflection,” president Des Dugan said.

“Art is a window into now emphasising both the political and environmental attitudes of today.

“Our ‘Memories’ exhibition curated by Hanna Kay, is topical covering subject like the Scone Freeway, women and cancer along with mining and its effects on society.”

“Hanna has chosen artwork from Fran Wachtel, Carol Scaramuzzi and Alison Hodges.

Other artists include Teresa Byrne, Peter Carlin have chosen along with Muswellbrook artist and gallery manager. Brad Franks.

Scone artist Hillary Nicol features in the presentation along with Marie Lunney, Murrurundi local Jelle van den Berg, Sue Adams from Wingen and the fine pencil work of Jean Davies.


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