Sawtooth ARI is excited to re-open its gallery doors in just over a months time with new, thought-provoking exhibitions planned.
The gallery, due to open on September 25, will host a series of exhibitions that will come together under The Plurality of Being.
Sawtooth director Liam James said plurality was a great word for describing intersectionality, the main theme of the exhibit.
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“It is really important for people to start to understand and look at the way multiple factors make up someones identity and make up their struggle in contemporary society,” he said.
“So each of the shows examine that, the different things that make up who these people are.”
Sawtooth will also feature a members’ gallery in the front area to support the community and give a space for people to express themselves. It will provide a different feel to the tightly curated, high-end, contemporary space.
“It’s not about who’s the best artist and who’s voices need to be heard. It’s more about who wants to show where they are at which is really exciting,” James said.
The gallery delayed its entire program for six months to ensure none of their artists who had already been given space for shows lost out.
Gallery assistant Lauren Neal said it has been a tough time for the arts the last few months but she is excited to see the new exhibition.
“I don’t think people realise the impact art has on bringing people together. So being able to come in on the 25th and be in a physical space with other like-minded people who enjoy art for all different reasons is super important,” she said.
All exhibitions are free to attend and you do not need to book. Sawtooth ARI has moved sites and you can now find it at 58 Lindsay Street Invermay.