Evoke – new exhibition at the Museum and Gallery

Published Thursday, 25th February 2016

Creative photography of artefacts from the Fairfield City Museum and Gallery’s collection will bring back memories in the latest exhibition opening on 12 March.

Evoke by Adnan Begic poses the question, ‘how do we perceive museum objects today and how can objects be juxtaposed to adopt new meanings?’

Research for the exhibition commenced in 2014 when Mr Begic approached the Gallery to photograph the interiors of the Vintage Village and historical locations. Over the next 18 months he regularly visited the Fairfield City Museum and Gallery and photographed interior spaces and items in the Village.

Evoke offers a fresh and exciting way of looking at these historical objects through creative photography and finding new meaning for them in a modern world.

Over 85 images were produced with 18 chosen to print and frame. Visitors will be able to view the remaining images from the collection via a multimedia screen in the gallery space.

Evoke is a pertinent name for the exhibition, as the photographs visually evoke personal and collective memories from the community, recreating stories and reforming narratives.

Adnan Begic is originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia, and is an artist and arts worker. He has worked for a number of major Western Sydney art centres including Blacktown Arts Centre, Casula Powerhouse Art Centre as a curator as well as developing artist projects in Fairfield town centre.

Evoke exhibition dates:

Dates: 12 March – 14 May 2016
Address: Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
Hours: 10am-4pm
Admission: FREE

Artist talk and tour

Speaker: Adnan Begic, artist
Date: Saturday 12 March, 1pm
RSVP by 11 March: 9725 0190 / museumgallery@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au

Evoke photographic workshop

Date: Wednesday 20 April, 10:30am-1pm
Cost: $15. Age 12+
Details: Join artist Adnan Begic for an inspiring photographic workshop exploring the Museum’s Vintage Village and the Evoke exhibition.

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