40 Years of the Open Foundation Program

Exhibition at the University Gallery, Callaghan Campus: 5 to 15 November 2014
Exhibition at the Library, Ourimbah Campus: 17 to 28 November 2014

Annemarie Murland

Annemarie Murland Colour as Form – Landscape  2013, oil and paper on board, 79 x 53 cm

Transforming lives – transforming visions

To transform, to change shape or form, to metamorphose, to emerge anew … for over 40 years the Open Foundation has been transforming the lives of women and men across our region. This 40th anniversary exhibition Transformations celebrates the power of the Open Foundation to change lives and showcases the works of artists who are graduates of the program. Transformations aims both to demonstrate the transformative power of education on the artists and the transformative effects of their artworks upon the viewer. In this way the cycle of transformative effects ripples out into the communities we serve. The exhibition will not only be a record of the success of the Visual Art courses and the Open Foundation Program itself, but it will also be a demonstration of the amazing wealth of creative talent nurtured by the University.

Participating Artists: Aubry Byrnes, Bernadette Drabsch, Dom Freestone, Tanya Hoolihan,
Annemarie Murland, Prue Sailer, Sharon Taylor, Luke Thurgate, Ashley Whamond.

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