Nature and history heroes of latest Albany Heritage Park art exhibition

Kellie BalaamAlbany Advertiser
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Casting light rocks by Nat Rad.
Camera IconCasting light rocks by Nat Rad. Credit: supplied

Albany Heritage Park is back with a third contemporary art exhibition displaying pieces inspired by nature and history until October 30.

Titled Cast, it is the final instalment of a three-year project by a group of five contemporary artists, who have created artworks inspired by the natural and historic environment of the Albany Heritage Park.

Previous exhibitions include Crypsis: It’s not what it seems, in 2018, and Campaign, in 2019.

This year, the artists have explored the site to develop artworks based on the theme of Cast.

Cast is on show at the Princess Royal Fortress Military Museum in the Married Quarters West Wing gallery, located on Convoy Walk.

The artists, John Carberry, Annette Davis, Theo and Terri Pikora and Nat Rad, developed works around the broadly defined meaning of cast including a turning of the eye, an impression taken from an object or a wide sweep.

Cast my memory back there by Terri Pikora.
Camera IconCast my memory back there by Terri Pikora. Credit: supplied

With these ideas as points of inspiration, the artists considered the Albany Heritage Park as a whole and set out to document spaces, places and concepts.

Casting shadows and light in the environment, casting characters from history, casting back to memories of previous use and moving away to cast off became strong concepts among the group.

Each artist is connected by a shared artistic vision from working together over time, which often results in collaboration.

These works include mediums such as video, audio soundscape recordings, textiles and paintings.

Artists will be available to talk to the public, from 1-3.30pm, when they visit the gallery on the two last weekends of the exhibition.

The free exhibition is open from 9am-4pm, from Tuesday to Sunday.

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