On Stillness – from the Tweed Regional Gallery collection
from 28 November 2020
This exhibition features artworks from the Tweed Regional Gallery collection that embody the idea of stillness. Born out of the stillness imposed by the COVID-19 lockdown, the exhibition was first presented as an evolving online exhibition, initiated by the National Art School and Newcastle Art Gallery with contributions from the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, New England Regional Art Museum, Orange Regional Gallery, Wollongong Regional Gallery and Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie.
Each gallery selected works from their collection that explored stillness in different ways – through time, across generations, through portraiture, still life, landscape and more. The result was an eclectic collection of works unified by a concept that was being experienced, in some way, across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The online exhibition encouraged each contributing gallery to examine their collection from a new perspective. This real life version invites audiences to consider the concept of stillness both in relation to these artworks and to their own lived experiences
Hui Hai Xie b.1957
Jonathan Aatty 1996
oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas
165 x 181.5cm
Tweed Regional Gallery collection
Purchased with the financial assistance of the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd. and Arts New South Wales, 1997