Once considered purely a utilitarian trade, modern day blacksmiths have forged an artistic reputation for the unique sculptural forms wrought using ancient forging techniques.

In Discovery Fe26, Blacksmith artists from across the Mid North Coast and Australia have been inspired by the anniversary of John Oxley crossing the Hastings River 200 years ago. This exhibition is a reflection on the immediate and ongoing positive and negative ramifications of the first encounters of Europeans and indigenous inhabitants, expressing those through sculptural works.

The Artist Blacksmiths Association of NSW was formed in Wauchope over 24 years ago and now represents blacksmith artists Australia wide.

Image credit: Stephen Gale, steal canoe, recycled car wreck shell, 2018.

This listing was updated on 17/02/2019 by Glasshouse Arts Conference & Entertainment Centre. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council accepts no liability for inaccuracies or errors in the above listing.

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    Monday 18th Feb 19 - Sunday 17th Mar 19
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    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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    Glasshouse
    Corner of Clarence and Hay Streets, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, 2444
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    info@glasshouse.org.au
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    www.glasshouse.org.au/Whats-On/Discovery-Fe26-Feb-2019
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