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MARS is proud to announce that The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) has acquired Damien Shen’s photographic series ‘On the fabric of the Ngarrindjeri Body – Volume II’, which Damien developed in collaboration with Richard Lyons. The NGA will include this series in a forthcoming touring group exhibition, Resolution: new Indigenous photo media. The exhibition will tour to 5 venues across 5 states, opening at the Tweed Regional Gallery on 16 September – 4 October 2016.

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The work of Saffron Newey and Camilla Tadich features in ‘The ordinary instant’ at The Gallery @ Bayside  Arts and Cultural Centre.

‘The ordinary instant’ runs from July 7 – 11 September 2016.

The exhibition will include a survey of more than fifty works by Clarice Beckett, painted from c.1919 to c.1935, side by side with works by seven contemporary female artists including Newey and Tadich.

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‘Hortus Conclusus – the Enclosed Garden’ is a new series of field works, paintings, drawings, sound and video installations by Jo Bertini. Inspired by her time as invited ‘Artstream’ artist in residence in the Albury Region, the works reflect the landscapes, people and places of the Murray-Indi river.

‘Hortus Conclusus – the Enclosed Garden’ is now showing at the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) until 10 July 2016.