Gabrielle de Vietri, Todd McMillian, Will French & Lauren Brincat, Marcin Wojcik, Nick Selenitsch, Laresa Kosloff & Andy Thomson
HRAG Jubilee Hall 21 Roberts Avenue
07 February - 22 March 2015

Contemporary sports are abstracted survival techniques. These activities (running, fighting, hunting etc.) have become isolated from everyday necessity and are now pursued at our leisure. The artworks in this exhibition use various sporting activities as formal and metaphorical material. As a whole, this exhibition looks at the ways that art and sport are related through our perception of them as leisurely and highly conditioned pursuits.

Leisure & Lifestyle celebrates the local sporting culture of the Wimmera through bringing home two works at the heart of this intersection Laresa Kosloff & Andy Thomson's The Green Text developed at the Natimuk Bowls Club and Gabrielle de Vietri's Three Teams developed with Horsham's community and the Noradjuha-Quantong Horsham RSL Diggers, and Taylors Lake Football & Netball Clubs.
An Incinerator Gallery project curated by Richard Ennis and Jessie Bullivant.
IMAGE: Gabrielle DE VIETRI , Three Teams , 2013-14, Photo: Tarni Rees, Courtesy of the artist. This project has been assisted by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

The present and the future – HRAG Jubilee Hall

In 2009 the Federal and Victorian governments each announced $5 million in funding toward the redevelopment of the Horsham Town Hall to co-locate the performing arts and visual arts. To achieve this ambitious project HRAG has relocated to Jubilee Hall for the duration of the project.
While at Jubilee Hall we will not be able to display the Horsham Regional Art Gallery Collection. It will be stored under museum conditions while we work on better understanding, the Mack Jost Collection of Australian Painting and Works on Paper, our nationally significant collection of Australian Photography, and our collection of works that document the Wimmera.
Our exhibition program at this time will, continue to bring the best in Australian visual culture to Horsham, explore what it is to be a regional art gallery, explore artists that are held within our collection, experiment with what an exhibition is, and present the work of leading practitioners from our region.
Join us at Jubilee Hall as we experiment and get ready to represent the Collection in our renovated home in Wilson Street late 2015.
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