Richard Goodwin – Navigator
This Winter, view the work of major Australian artist Richard Goodwin at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest. The exhibition brings together select artworks, sculptures, drawings and models produced over the past 25 years.
Architect, artist, author and Professor of Sculpture at UNSW Art and Design, Goodwin’s practice has long concerned architecture and technology, machines and the human form. He describes his gallery practice as existing between public and private space and calls into question our relationship with built environments.
Extraordinary large scale drawings alongside alien machine constructions, promising danger and speed. View Goodwin’s real and imagined architectural models, exploding bikes and cars which call into question the relationship of humanity to the built environment.
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times is a window into the life and times of one of the most admired and charismatic figures of the twentieth century.
As part of the centennial celebrations of the birth of United States President, John F. Kennedy, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest in association with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and WS Productions, presents American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times. This exhaustively researched exhibition contains 77 photographs of JFK, from childhood through to his untimely death in 1963.
Photojournalist and exhibition organiser, Lawrence Schiller, stated the exhibition records ‘a unique moment in American history,’ taking place during the ‘golden era of photojournalism’. The exhibition was recently opened in Washington at the Smithsonian American Art Museum by the President’s daughter Caroline Kennedy.
American Visionary is being exhibited concurrently across the world. Penrith Regional Gallery is honoured to be the first Australian Gallery to show these collected photographs, with expanded curatorial captions. This exhibition is made possible with funding from the United States Government.