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Two new exhibitions at Geraldton Regional Art Gallery to challenge traditional ideas on identity

Geraldton Guardian
From Graham Miller’s photographic series, Playing the Man.
Camera IconFrom Graham Miller’s photographic series, Playing the Man. Credit: Supplied

Two new exhibitions will launch at the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery tonight, exploring the themes of gender and identity.

Childhood memories are the trigger for Graham Miller’s photographic series Playing the Man, with the amusing images a celebration of the Australian Football League and a wistful look at the past.

Amid the humour, some serious themes are explored, including masculinity, identity, and cultural difference.

The second exhibition, Now You See Me, curated by local woman Ingrid Horn, surveys artworks by women in the City of Greater Geraldton’s Art Collection.

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City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said he was looking forward to opening night, which he said would be thought-provoking.

“On one level, we have an exhibition exploring football in the 1970s, an era known for players looking a certain way and getting into biffs and brawls,” he said.

“On the other, we have an exhibition surveying female artists’ unique stories and perspectives.

“We’re proud to host these two shows that stimulate the mind, showcase different perspectives, and address traditional ideas of gender and identity.”

Those attending the opening have been invited to wear their favourite AFL guernsey, vibrant colours, or red lipstick.

RSVPs are essential, and bookings can be secured through Eventbrite.

Both exhibitions will run at GRAG until September 19.

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