Anthony Symons’ sculpture ‘Dancing with Strangers’ is the centre piece of an Aboriginal art exhibition that was officially opened this week at Lithgow College Library. In addition to the sculpture the exhibition comprises artwork from Lithgow College students Kelda Sparks and Jayson Horne’s, as well as from Bob Sutor and Ana Carter.
Gwenda Vayro, Library Manager of Lithgow College and curator of the exhibition said, ‘We are thrilled that over 45 people came along to opening on a very rainy evening and enjoyed making connections with the artists.
Ana Carter, Director of AC Galleries, Portland, who assembled the exhibition, introduced the artists and encouraged them to speak about their work. Kelda Sparks spoke about the difficult road of adoption and fostering she had travelled to get to this exhibition. She read a poem outlining the mental illness challenges she had overcome before she discovered how her artistic expression could help her maintain sufficient balance to achieve her present outstanding success in the Metal Fabrication course at Lithgow College.
The Exhibition will remain in the Lithgow College Library until 22 June. TAFE students and staff as well as community members are invited to visit and enjoy. Further details, please phone Gwenda Vayro 63520470.