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Campbelltown Arts Centre wins at IMAGinE Awards for the second year running!
Ben Quilty, members of the Sukumaran family, Cr Oates, Cr Chivers, Museums and Galleries of NSW board members and Campbelltown Arts Centre staff accepting IMAGinE Award
At an awards ceremony held at the Australian Museum on Friday 10 November, Campbelltown Arts Centre was awarded a Museum & Galleries of NSW IMAGinE award for Another Day in Paradise, an exhibition of more than 100 works by Myuran Sukumaran, alongside new commissions by six leading contemporary artists whose works explore Myuran’s story.
The exhibition, which also included a series of public forums, was curated by artist and mentor to Myuran, Ben Quilty and Campbelltown Arts Centre Director, Michael Dagostino.
The IMAGinE awards recognise the people who work in museums and galleries across New South Wales and the contributions they make. IMAGinE celebrates all institutions and offers a unique opportunity for museums and galleries in NSW to advocate, promote their achievements and raise their profile within the sector and the broader community.
The awards ceremony was attended by Ben Quilty, Raji and Brin Sukumaran, Campbelltown’s Deputy Mayor Meg Oates, Cr Margaret Chivers and Campbelltown Arts Centre staff.
“We are very honoured to have received this award for the second year in a row. Another Day in Paradise was a powerful exhibition that explored the transformative power of art and profiled human rights through multiple layers of social justice. We were privileged to have been trusted by Myuran’s family to share these important works with the world and continue his legacy through the display of paintings he created under the most unimaginable circumstances.” Campbelltown Arts Centre’s Director, Michael Dagostino said
The exhibition, which also formed part of Sydney Festival, achieved the highest visitation to the Campbelltown Arts Centre to date, bringing 38,000 people through the doors.
"We are also excited to announce that the exhibition will be touring to a number of cultural institutions in 2018, beginning at Tuggeranong Arts Centre on 2 March and then on to Bendigo Art Gallery from July” Dagostino said.
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