Using society’s collective fascination with the moon and outer space as a vehicle for political, environmental and scientific commentary, the artworks respond to visual, sensory and conceptual elements of the Mt. Stromlo Observatory in Canberra, and link with the scientific research carried out on-site.
Shown in conjunction with Moon Week celebrations hosted by ANU and the ACT Government, the exhibition will be supported by a series of public lectures, workshops, film screenings and tours to showcase Canberra’s burgeoning space industry and local talent, and mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon.
Join us to see a different side to space at the aMBUSH Gallery at Kambri, and perhaps even purchase your own piece of art.
Opening night for Long Way Around is Wednesday 17 July from 6-9pm, with drinks supplied by Capital Brewing and music by Rueben Ingall.
On Friday, 19 July (from 4:30-5:30pm) a special one-off event will be held free of charge to the public in the Gallery, with some of the artists in attendance to discuss their works.
Long Way Around is co-curated by aMBUSH Gallery and Anna Raupach from the ANU School of Art and Design, and presented by aMBUSH Gallery, and will run daily until Sunday, 4 August, from 10am-6pm weekdays and 12pm-5pm on weekends. Admission is free.
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