Light Sensitive Material: Works from the Verghis Collection

 Shenae and Jade copyLittle Red Rugged Rocking Roofwhite poles


The exhibition Light Sensitive Material: Works from the Verghis Collection provides an exceptional snapshot of current Australian contemporary art practice and a visual depiction of the time and culture in which we live.

The exhibition includes 21 works created between 2000 and 2008 by 14 emerging to mid career Australian artists. The works are part of a larger collection owned by Australian private art collector Rachel Verghis, based in London. BRAG became the guardian of the collection in 2009.

A large part of Verghis' vision for her collection is the support of contemporary art and artists and enabling access to the work for the general public. In order to realise Verghis' altruistic vision BRAG formed a partnership with Museums and Galleries NSW to deliver an eight venue New South Wales regional tour.

Click here to view the Exhibition Catalogue

Click here to view the Interactive Education Kit


Tour Venues & Dates:

LISMORE REGIONAL GALLERY                           4 February 2012 - 18 March 2012

MOREE PLAINS GALLERY                                   26 March 2012 - 6 May 2012

GOULBURN REGIONAL ART GALLERY              24 May 2012 - 1 July 2012

HAWKESBURY REGIONAL ART GALLERY        13 July 2012 - 26 August 2012

THE GLASSHOUSE REGIONAL GALLERY          6 December 2012 - 20 January 2013

TAMWORTH REGIONAL GALLERY                     1 February 2013 - 10 March 2013

GRAFTON REGIONAL GALLERY                        27 March 2013 - 12 May 2013

SHOALHAVEN CITY ARTS CENTRE                  27 May 2013 - 14 July 2013



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 IMAGES (L to R): Petrina Hicks Shenae and Jade 2005, lightjet print, 142 x 134cm. Edition AP. Courtesy the artist. Vanila Netto Little Red Rugged Rocking Roof 2003-4, digital print on aluminium, 72 x 99cm,1/5. Courtesy the artist. Sherman Galleries. Collection Rachel Verghis. Jonathan Jones white poles 2003, fluorescent tubes and fittings, dimensions variable. Photo: Fiona Morrison.