OPENING
Saturday 14 August 2010, 5-7pm
To be opened by founding director of the MCA Leon Paroissien AM
Drinks and light refreshments will be served

RSVP Monday 9 August on 02 4735 1100

PENRITH REGIONAL GALLERY & THE LEWERS BEQUEST
86 River Road
Emu Plains NSW 2750 Australia
Phone: 02 4735 1100
Fax: 02 4735 8334
E-mail: penrithregionalgallery@
penrithcity.nsw.gov.au

OPEN MON – FRI 10am – 5pm OPEN SAT – SUN 9am – 5pm
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day.
ADMISSION FREE

CAFE AT LEWERS
Open Wednesday to Friday 9am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am – 4pm
To book call 02 4735 1870

DISORDER DISORDER
ULTERIOR MOTIVES IN CONTEMPORARY ART
14 August – 14 November

As part of its ongoing commitment to contemporary art and youth cultures, Penrith Regional Gallery
& The Lewers Bequest will present Disorder Disorder – Ulterior Motives in Contemporary Art

Curated by Joseph Allen Shea, Disorder Disorder will showcase work by Australian, Japanese, American and European visual artists whose practices engage with, and emerge from, their involvement with street and popular cultures. Artists whose work has evolved within graffiti, skateboarding, tattooing, comics, surfing, commercial art, heavy metal and computer gaming will be featured.  Disorder Disorder will introduce a wider audience to these niche areas, areas that are thriving in many parts of the world but are still relatively under the radar in Australia. This will be the first large-scale exhibition of  these artists, and the art of these sub-cultures, in an Australian public institution.

By bringing together international and local talent, this exhibition will open up cross-cultural comparisons and  connections, both geographically and across sub-cultural interests, providing a fresh, dynamic and challenging  exhibition for Australian audiences. The exhibition will also provide stimulus to re-evaluate youth and street cultures, ideas of ‘high’ and ‘low’ art and our everyday experience of urban and suburban environments.

As part of the project Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest will commission site-specific works by Stefan Marx and a workshop residency with Stephen Powers. A comprehensive colour catalogue including an interview with Dr Alex Baker and a suite of education and public programs will support the exhibition.