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NERAM Exhibitions Programme

Tuesday 30th of January to Sunday 4th of February 2018

VENUE: New England Regional Art Museum, 106-114 Kentucky Street. TIME: 10.00am-4.00pm. For more information, phone 02 6772 5255.

Horse Power -- Light Horse in Palestine - to Beersheba and  Beyond - A century ago young Light Horsemen from the New England region found themselves on the other side of the world fighting their way from Egypt to Lebanon. The historic Battle of Beersheba in October 1917 is one of the most famous encounters in this campaign which pushed men and their horses to their limits. Horse Power provides us with an opportunity to look at the day-to-day life of these soldiers through their own images and words. Sometimes the glorious moment hides from us the larger story. Presented in partnership with the University of New England. Curated by William Oates, University Archivist. An official event of the Centenary of Beersheba.

Designed from Life: Hilary Pollock - inspired by the patterns and shapes in everyday life, Armidale artist, Hilary Pollock, creates works that explore the amazing and infinite patchwork of images and objects that surround her.

Gifted Country: Portraits by John Elliott - You are invited to catch up with some old friends. Photographer and writer, John Elliott, has been taking portraits of Australian country music artists for over 30 years and this exhibition brings together a selection of his iconic images of stars such as Slim Dusty, Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers and many others. John has been a writer, photographer and documentary maker who is mainly concerned with Australian culture, the bush and music. His work is published regularly in magazines and newspapers and he has authored fourteen books including the best-selling On The Road With Slim (Harper Collins, 2002) and Where Country Is, a pictorial history of the past 25 years of Australian Country Music (Rural Press, 2005). John Elliott received a Churchill Fellowship in 2005 to study social documentary photography and publishing and has exhibited in galleries around Australia, his exhibition 1000 Mile Stare was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in 2004.


No matter what time of year you visit, chances are there will be an event or festival in or around Armidale. Events not to be missed include the Autumn Festival, Flix in the Stix, Armidale International Film Festival and A Day On the Green. Other great annual events include Australia Day Festivals in each centre, Armidale Jockey Club's Autumn Racing Festival, Armidale Youth Orchestra Garden Party, New England Outdoor Expo and the NEGS Equestrian events. Do you organise an event that you would like included in the calendar? Please email us.

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