Mel O’Callaghan - Centre of the Centre

16th Apr 2021 - 12th Jun 2021

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, 184 Bourke Street, Goulburn, NSW, 2580

Contact Details
Janenne Gittoes
[email protected]
(02) 4823 4494

Event Details
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

'Centre of the Centre’ is a major new commission by Australian-born, Paris based contemporary artist Mel O’Callaghan that traces the origins of life and its regenerative forces, iterated through video, performance and sculpture. 'Centre of the Centre’ plunges audiences 4km below the surface in the Pacific Ocean to encounter fascinating lifeforms in extreme environments, pushes the material boundaries of glass, and reveals how breath can create both calm and excitement through the depth and rapidity of inhalation and exhalation. Goulburn Regional Art Gallery is delighted to be the launch venue for this touring initiative.

Mel O’Callaghan’s 'Centre of the Centre' was curated and developed by Artspace and is touring nationally with Museums & Galleries of NSW.  Centre of the Centre is co-commissioned by Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers; Artspace, Sydney; and The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane. With Commissioning Partners Andrew Cameron AM & Cathy Cameron and Peter Wilson & James Emmett; and Lead Supporter, Kronenberg Mais Wright. The development and presentation of  Centre of the Centre is supported by the Fondation des Artistes; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the US National Science Foundation. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
Sat 12pm – 4pm
Closed Sun and Public Holidays


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