• Hannah Beehre
  • Barry Cleavin
  • Niki Hastings-McFall
  • Robin Slow
  • Colin McCahon
  • Michael Dell

As the season turns towards shorter, cooler days, the night takes on more presence in our lives.

The collection exhibition Night Life, which features some loaned artworks, celebrates some of the diverse interpretations and treatments of the night.

Artists include: Hannah Beehre, Barry Cleavin, Niki Hastings-McFall, Robin Slow, Colin McCahon, and Michael Dell.

The night can offer much to the wondering mind, heart, and eyes, such as its enveloping dark tones, and metaphorical, scientific, and spiritual meanings.

Pillars is based on a Hubble image of the Pillars of Creation, enormous plumes of cosmic gas and dust 5 light-years (47 trillion kilometers) tall, located in the Eagle Nebula some 7000 light-years from Earth.

Curated by Kyla Mackenzie.

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