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Official Opening | Karen Golland: Spells for Lost Things

Western Plains Cultural Centre
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A HomeGround Exhibition
Join us for the official opening of Karen Golland: Spells for Lost Things

Refreshments served on arrival.

About the Exhibition
Spells for Lost Things is a series of works by Bathurst-based artist Karen Golland. Using her own personal archives alongside inherited collections, Golland explores the role that objects play in conjuring personal narratives and histories. Mimicking the techniques used by museums to document new acquisitions, each collection is researched, counted and recorded. Unlike a museum, Golland then re-works the object by drawing, photographing, copying, reducing and enlarging, changing its meaning and the physical space it inhabits. Spells for Lost Things uses these generated materials as possible ingredients for magic, exploring the multidimensional nature of human existence and reflecting on the complexities inherent in remembering the dead.

Image Credit: Karen Golland, Softly wired, breathing deeply, 2017, handkerchief and wire. Image © the artist