in the arts for good.
PETRICHOR - The
Smell of Rain
Following from a recent solo show at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Nowlan and FUNDAMENTAL Gallery Director Marie McCord have together curated a selection of 24 works that take us across half of Australia- navigating timelines and cross-cultural narratives - eventually to the familiar ‘smell of rain’.
Exhibition runs from Nov 5 - Dec 6 2021
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