Collie Art Gallery to host How Did I Get Here? from July 19

New attraction: The Collie Art Gallery will display works from How Did I Get Here? between July 19 and September 1. Photo: Anne Zahalka.
New attraction: The Collie Art Gallery will display works from How Did I Get Here? between July 19 and September 1. Photo: Anne Zahalka.

How Did I Get Here?,the first capsule presentation ofworks from Art Gallery of Western Australia's State Art Collection, will run from July 19 to September 1 at the Collie Art Gallery.

Inspired by the 1980Talking Headssong Once in a Lifetime, the exhibitionbrings together twelve photographic and video works interwoven with various complementary pieces from the Shire of Collie's collection.

As part of new regional program Art On The Move, How Did I Get Here? marks the Art Gallery of WA's first touring exhibition in 20 years.

The project involves the community in developing arts activities and participating in broader conversations around art.

Each artist takes a unique and personal perspective - drawing from real life to speak about the challenges of coming of age, cultural beliefs, race and religion, and our social selves.

The exhibition is funded by the State Government's Regional Exhibition Touring Boost.

"It's terrific to see the State Art Collection on the road again through Freighting Ideas and the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost," Art Gallery of WA Director Stefano Carboni said.

Collie Art Gallery co-ordinator Payam Parishanzadeh thanked the Art Gallery of WA and the State Government for their continued support.

"The Collie Art Gallery has enjoyed the support of the Art Gallery of WA ever since it was established and collaborated closely with Art On The Move in the past," he said.

"The initiative taken by the Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries will benefit the community by making works from the state collection available to visitors who otherwise, may not find an opportunity to view them firsthand."