At the Junction of Two Rivers Art Festival Wellington

Artists in town: Asher Milgate, Karla Dickens, Patrick Ronald, curator Holly Williams and Liane Rossler set up for the 'At the Junction of Two Rivers' exhibition. Photo: NICK GRIMM.

Artists in town: Asher Milgate, Karla Dickens, Patrick Ronald, curator Holly Williams and Liane Rossler set up for the 'At the Junction of Two Rivers' exhibition. Photo: NICK GRIMM.

The At the Junction of Two Rivers art exhibition opened at the Old Western Stores Building on Saturday, and locally based artist Asher Milgate couldn’t have been more excited. 

“Wellington is a part of me. Having grown up here though, I had to separate myself from the town and see it through the other artist’s eyes.”

The exhibition brought together rural and metropolitan artists who had all engaged with Wellington’s cultural landscape earlier this year. 

Artist Karla Dickens, whose work was projected onto the Sydney Opera House as part of the Vivid project, says her art is ‘very intimate and personal’ and she was drawn to Wellington because of this.

Holly Williams and Glenn Barkley from The Curators Department are running the event, and Western Plains Cultural Centre curator Kent Buchanan was a guest speaker. 

The exhibition opens daily during the Artlands Festival, and will be open to the public on OTHER DAYS until November 12.