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Judith Parrott’s exhibition Grounded to premier at Dogwood Crossing

22 July 2015

Acclaimed artist Judith Parrott is bringing her Glasgow Commonwealth Games commissioned exhibition Grounded [Freumhaichte I Wadlu-gnana] to Dogwood Crossing, Miles for its Australian premier this Friday 24 July at the John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery from 6.30pm.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development and Health Services Councillor Carolyn Tillman said Dogwood Crossing, Miles is proud to present, for the first time in Australia, Judith Parrott’s seventh exhibition in her Place Matters series.

“The premier of Judith’s exhibition Grounded at the John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery, which was featured at Festival 2014 as part of the Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games celebrations, further highlights Dogwood Crossing, Miles as our region’s premier centre for community, creativity and inspiration,” she said.

“We are pleased to not only be the first gallery in Australia to host this exciting and intriguing exhibition, but to also welcome Judith to our community and give visitors to the official opening an opportunity to meet her, and discover her story and the story behind the exhibition.

“Visitors to the exhibition will get to explore the vastly different landscapes and stories shared by the Gaelic speaking Outer Hebrides of Scotland and the Australian Aboriginal nations of Central Australia and Western Queensland, through the mediums of photography, sound, and poetic prose.”

Cr Tillman said keen photographers can also join Judith for a one day photography masterclass on Saturday 25 July.

“Photographers of all levels, whether experienced or just starting out, are welcome to register for the workshop. All you need is your camera, a fully charged battery, and a pair of comfortable walking shoes,” she said.

“In the context of her Grounded exhibition participants will explore the concept of place, with Judith guiding you through the process of creating a photographic essay that captures the environment, people, and essence of our communities.

“Bookings are essential for the Place Matters Photography Masterclass with Judith Parrott which costs $50 per person. So, if you are interested in attending the workshop I strongly encourage you to contact Dogwood Crossing, Miles before this Saturday 25 July to reserve your spot.”

To attend the premier of Grounded, attendees need to RSVP by contacting Dogwood Crossing, Miles on 07 4628 5330 or dogwood.crossing@wdrc.qld.gov.au.

Also showing on the Curved Wall is the exhibition Hang Ten by local artist Catherine Rose, which explores the wide variety of colour palettes and mediums used to create landscapes. Both exhibitions will be on display at Dogwood Crossing, Miles until Tuesday 8 September.

For more information on the Grounded exhibition and the Place Matters photography workshop visit www.dogwoodcrossing.com.

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