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ABC Gippsland Facebook Post on "The Yarram Archies 2019"


There are still a couple of days left to catch the Yarram Archies at the Courthouse Gallery, Yarram's annual answer the Archibald Prize portraiture competiion!

This year's exhibition features a diverse range of artists working with paint, photography, ceramics and metal work. The influence of photography and the modern 'selfie' is evident in the composition of some of the works, as are poignant depictions of artists and subjects living with mental health conditions and disabilities.

The exhibition which is open to artists of all ages and received 57 entries this year from across the region and as far as Melbourne.

As a collection, the exhibition paints a complex portrait of humanity, perhaps grappling with personal struggles and the uncertainties of modern life.

There are moments or joy and candid frivolity in the mix, the colourful abstract work from young children adds fun and the exquisite sculptural busts which reference antiquities, add a unique dimension to representing 'a real person, past or present'.

The Yarram Archies are on display until 27th August, 2019.

To see the post, including photos, click here.

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Port Albert Water Tower Project