Boorhaman in­spires new ex­hi­bi­tion

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

KEY art­works cre­ated when two Mel­bourne-based artists, Chaco Kato and Dy­lan Mar­torell, spent a month in res­i­dency at the former Boorhaman Pri­mary School last year, will be show­cased dur­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion open­ing at the Wan­garatta Art Gallery to­day.

The ex­hi­bi­tion was cu­rated for the gallery by Kate Hill and Eu­gene Howard, the co-di­rec­tors of Res­i­dency Projects who share a con­nec­tion to the town and wanted to see the sold site rein­vig­o­rated as a space to in­spire and ed­u­cate.

The col­lec­tion in­cludes sculp­tural tex­tile works made by Chaco Kato while em­bed­ded on site, in­clud­ing seg­ments of a large scale knot­ted rope work, and col­lab­o­ra­tive pieces made with mem­bers of the Boorhaman com­mu­nity.

Ms Kato of­fers fur­ther op­por­tu­nity for par­tic­i­pa­tion as part of this ex­hi­bi­tion through an in­ter­ac­tive sculp­tural weav­ing loom, with visi­tors en­cour­aged to bring their own ma­te­rial and con­tribute.

Dy­lan Mar­torell presents a se­ries of photograph­ic and video works ar­chiv­ing chaotic col­lab­o­ra­tive en­deav­ours be­tween the artist and lo­cal chil­dren.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will be opened at 6pm to­day by Judy Byrne, Boorhaman com­mu­nity mem­ber and ex prin­ci­pal of the Boorhaman Pri­mary School, with ev­ery­one wel­come to come along - en­try is free.

IN­STAL­LA­TION: The tex­tile work cre­ated by artist Chaco Kato at the former Boorhaman Pri­mary School is be­ing cel­e­brated in Gallery 2 at the Wan­garatta Art Gallery.

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