Familiar faces celebrated in Singleton Arts + Cultural Centre’s first

Published on 09 January 2023

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The second instalment of We Are Singleton: Portrait of a Town will launch Singleton Arts + Cultural Centre’s exhibition program this year, bringing familiar faces to the walls of the main gallery space from 20 January 2023.

Photographer Edwina Richards has added to the show that opened the Centre in March last year, capturing the essence of the Singleton Local Government Area in what makes it so special: its people and connection to place.

A host of new portraits feature in the show, with many subjects suggested by the community.

Vicki Brereton, Singleton Council’s Director Organisation and Community Capacity said 2023 programming would continue to include the local theme, with other exhibitions featuring the artisans from the Singleton Mechanics Institute including quilters, potters and textile artists along with spectacular sculptural works from David Gallahan, and a special collaborative exhibition led by 2022 Singleton Citizen of the Year Warren Taggart later in the year.

“Our vision for Singleton Arts + Cultural Centre was to showcase the identity and image of Singleton, and We Are Singleton: Portrait of a Town was the perfect project to launch the new facility,” Mrs Brereton said.

“This second and final instalment is the culmination of a two-year collaborative social documentary project shaped by more than 100 Singletonians including local photographers, subjects, researchers and production assistants.

“The project carries on from that initial premise developed in parallel with the construction of the Centre to capture the familiar faces in our community, and see ourselves reflected when we consider what art is.

“I wholeheartedly invite everyone to come along to the opening on Friday 20 January at 6pm or to experience the exhibition from 20 January to 2 April, and look forward to the response as people recognise people they know or see themselves.”

For more information, visit www.singletonartsandculturalcentre.com.au or follow Singleton Arts and Cultural Centre on Facebook.