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Please join us at The Riddoch for the opening of three highly anticipated exhibitions.


Clarice Beckett: Paintings from the National Collection

An intimate, rarely seen collection by one of the most original artists of early twentieth century Australia.

Clarice Beckett was born and raised in Casterton, Western Victoria. Beckett’s family moved to Ballarat and then Naarm/Melbourne where she painted everyday life and scenery with an eye for the overlooked, commonplace and fleeting. Deeply sensitive to the effects of colour, light and atmosphere, her works captured a world on the cusp of modernisation, evoking both the natural environment and simple pleasures of suburban existence.


Natalya Hughes: The Interior

The Riddoch welcomes Natalya Hughes, one of Australia’s most exciting mid-career artists, known for her explorations of decorative and ornamental traditions and their associations with the feminine, the human form, and excess.

Combining sculptural seating, richly patterned soft furnishings, uncanny objets d’art, and a hand-painted mural, The Interior creates a stimulating space to unpack our collective and unconscious biases.

This exhibition is presented by the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) and toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland.


Beth Kay: The Feminine Art of Shooting

Local emerging artist Beth Kay makes her mark on the male-dominated sport of bullseye shooting in Australia. Kay began making drawings and paintings using the target design as her launching motif. These are careful reworkings of paper shooting targets that re-route the concentric lines of the design and confuse the mono-focus on the ‘bullseye’, giving momentary pause to the primitive impulse of ‘locking in the crosshairs’. Using the rifle itself as a powerful mark making tool, Beth Kay loads up and delivers the end of each piece with a speeding bolt of lead. That surprising little pierce in the paper acting like a full stop at the end of each story told.


To be opened by Mayor Lynette Martin OAM.

Catering provided and bar service available.


Friday 14th June, 6.00pm

Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre, 1 Bay Road, Mount Gambier


Registrations HERE

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