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Bellingen artists Julie Hutchinson, Jackie Lee, Shelley O’Keefe, Philip Senior and Kathy Taylor are currently preparing for their Sydney exhibition, ‘Misconceptions’, at Gallery Lane Cove, in June.

AnB Collective: Jackie Lee, Shelley O’Keefe, Philip Senior, Julie Hutchinson and Kathy Taylor

AnB Collective formed 2 years ago after working together on a number of community arts events in Bellingen, which sought to engender a fresh narrative in approaching and experiencing art in the regions.

“We meet on a monthly basis to critique our works, share ideas and talk about art. These meetings have become a fertile ground in developing ideas and works for this exhibition. The process itself is an integral part of the ‘Misconceptions’ exhibition.”

On their return the Collective hopes to share their experiences with other rural artists. 


Each artist offers their own reflections on contemporary social issues and personal narratives which affects the way we think and how we interact with others in a rapidly changing world.

The works include sculpture made up of thousands of pencils, digital drawings, a charcoal drawing installation Velamen – veils, womens head coverings, cartoons musing on life and a 10 metre long miniture scroll depicting the journey form Bellingen to Armidale.

The exhibition hopes to provoke reflection on gender, identity, existence, and at the same time offers its own reflective space to engage in thinking about experiences we all share simply by being human.

30 June - 24 July

Opening Wednesday June 30 6-8 pm (please see RSVP on invite)  

At Gallery Lane Cove,164 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove 

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