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It's an exciting time to be joining the Gallery, with the building redevelopment coming along in leaps and bounds and planning for the grand reopening exhibitions in full swing. Right now staff are putting the finishing touches on our next exhibition, titled Call Waiting: A celebration of the NEW Gallery 1995-2011. It's opening tomorrow and runs until May next year - make sure you get along to see it!
This is my favourite kind of exhibition: an eclectic, quirky collection of well-loved pieces with a couple of surprises thrown in. Curated by Alexa Johnston, Call Waiting takes us on a journey through the history of the NEW Gallery building and the exhibitions it's held to date.
Here are a couple of behind-the-scenes shots of the works being installed yesterday:
|Works by Judy Darragh and Gretchen Albrecht are already up|
|The preparators and designers at work|
|Colourful tivaevae artworks|
|So much colour and texture!|
Photos by Jennifer French