01 November 2011

Storytelling: Tales from the Union Art Collection

“The Union’s art collection stands at approximately 650 works spanning six centuries of production, and is nearing its 100th anniversary.”
Bethany Cannan & Elyse Horan

This October-November drawing to a close the Verge Gallery’s incredible successes is the exhibition ‘Storytelling’. The USU’s wonderful Art Collection Interns for 2011, Bethany Cannan & Elyse Horan curated ‘Storytelling’ using pieces from the USU’s art collection.

Their exhibition realises how essential storytelling is to the development of our selves and our society. They chose art from the USU collection that shared stories worth telling. The exhibition seeks to inspire others to tell their stories. So, Bethany and Elyse sought out local emerging writers asking for compositions of prose or poetry that responded to one or more of the works being exhibited.

‘Storytelling’ is a wonderful exhibition and well worth a visit when you need a break from that pesky StuVac. Go and appreciate the USU’s Art Collection, the fabulous work of our Art Interns and how awesome it is to have a student-run gallery on campus!

WHAT: Storytelling: Tales from the Union Art Collection
WHO: Curated by Elyse Horan and Bethany Cannan

Featuring works by Bill Henson, Trent Parke, Terry Gilliam, Del Kathryn Barton, Hayley Linz, Gareth Sansom, Noel Counihan, Richard Lewer, Maurice de Vlaminck, Matheus Van Helmont and Albrecht Dürer.

Check out what's coming up at the gallery at their blog spot: http://verge-gallery.net/

When: Until the 4th of Novemeber, 10am – 5pm
Where: Verge Gallery, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Road, University of Sydney.

Rhys Pogonoski
Honorary Treasurer

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