THE LOCK-UP A significant new show, justiceINjustice, opens at The Lock-Up on Friday, March 23, at 6pm. The collaborative exhibition features seven Australian artists and three lawyers that explore several high profile criminal cases that underline issues of injustice and marginalisation. The lawyers are Karen Wells, Ray Watterson and Robert Cavanagh. Curated by artist/criminologist Carolyn McKay, the exhibition features artists Corinne Brittain, Rob Cleworth, Blak Douglas, John A Douglas, Leah Emery, Lezlie Tilley and Richard Lewer. The project’s creative producer is Jessi England, director of The Lock-Up.
SINGLETON ART PRIZE Organisers of the Singleton Art Prize are finalising this year’s event, which opens on July 27. Entry forms will be mailed out in late March. The judge for the 2018 prize is Mignon Parker.
GALLERY 139 Paul Maher’s new show, Shore Lines, recent works on clay and canvas, opens Saturday from 2 to 4pm. Shore Lines references his collection of sketchbooks filled with drawings to produce a series of painted works on clay (pictured) in collaboration with ceramicists John Cliff, Helen Dunkerely, Sean Nicholson and Tracie Bertram. His paintings continue to explore his immersion into suburban coastal life.
TIMELESS TEXTILES Gallery owner Anne Kempton has launched Out of the Wood, a creative mixed media community project using recycled timber, textiles and fibres to create small works of art and raise funds for a community organisations supporting the homeless. Participants are invited to come together at Timeless Textiles on Wednesdays, 10.30am - 12.30pm, starting on April 11.
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