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HIDE & SEEK – 6 JULY 2014

At the Beachcomber Open Day on July 6th, Rilka Oakley, current curator of the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre was invited to curate an exhibition she playfully titled, Hide and Seek. Unfolding like a game the Hide and Seek exhibition navigates points of view, while challenging our default perspectives on things. The curator notes “Objects are often observed from a single view (whether this is intellectual, conceptual, historical, physical, emotional or just habit”. As such the curation suggests looking at things from multiple points of view may be an invaluable tool. Hide & Seek negotiates this idea, and invites the viewer to find the art, to look and ask, is this the art? To spend time making an assessment of what they are looking at or even how they are looking. “This engagement with the process of discernment or decision-making allows space for new perspectives to emerge”. The select guest artists in Rilka Oakley’s Hide and Seek curation are Cigdem Aydemir, Cath Barcan, James Culkin & Beata Geyer, Anne Graham, Billy Gruner, Daniel Kojta and David Sudmalis.

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