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We Must Get Together Some Time

February 12, 2022 March 12, 2022

Opening 6pm Friday 11 February 2022
NEXIS (Narrogin Exhibition Space) 82 Federal Street Narrogin
Please RSVP to connect@artsnarrogin.com.au
*Please note, Proof of Vaccination is required to attend the opening night event.

Exhibition Dates: 12 February – 12 March.
Gallery Hours: 10am – 4pm Wednesday – Saturday

The eleven-member multi-disciplinary artist collective We Must Get Together Some Time will exhibit in a self-titled exhibition in Narrogin and lead related workshops and artist talks from 11 February to 12 March 2022. We Must Get Together Some Time (WMGTST) practices slow making, through active and passionate long-term creative engagements with non-urban places and non-human worlds. WMGTST use textiles, natural materials, found objects, ceramics, video and creative writing to bring into being finely crafted works. Artworks, stories of their making, and community workshops open  conversations with audiences and invite responses to questions and concerns about the Australian bush, rural communities and the natural and cultural materiality of place in these precarious times.

A multi-disciplinary group of thinkers and makers, we share philosophical commonalities. Some of us exhibited in the 2016 field working slow-making (FWSM) exhibition co-curated by Annette Nykiel and Nien Schwarz. Since 2019, WMGTST has been getting together on-line, in small gatherings, and at week-long bush camps and artist professional development retreats. We understand we occupy unceded land. We organise workshops with regional creative practitioners, and guided walks with scientists specialising in the local. These encounters are pivotal for our group, who are relationally embedded in place. Unafraid of getting lost in spaces of not knowing; our making is entangled with nature. We commune with the non-human; we think with materials.

Featured Artists

Nandi Chinna
Helen Coleman
Jane Donlin
Sharyn Egan
George Karpathakis
Todd Israel
Annette Nykiel
Perdita Phillips
Nien Schwarz
Michelle Slarke
Dianne Strahan

Workshops

Print, Stitch, Bind with Annette Nykiel and Dianne Strahan

Introduction to Natural Inks with Helen Coleman (Dye Pot Studio)

Introduction to Cyanotypes with Perdita Phillips

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