Jacques van der Merwe: New Arrivals - Art Collector

Jacques van der Merwe, Kristie-Mei Nieuwoudt, 2013, oil on canvas. Courtesy: the artist

Jacques van der Merwe moved to Australia in early 2008. He and his family left South Africa because of crime and diminishing opportunities there. During the move, the artist was surprised by was the complexity of the physical and emotional processes of migration. He thus decided to make an ongoing artwork about what people experience during immigration. The exhibition will consist of different nationalities living in Australia today.

Opening: 4pm Saturday 18 May 2013
Exhibition closes: 27 July 2013
Location: The Centre Beaudesert, 82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert QLD 4285
Contact: 07 5463 1524
Email: bcc@scenicrim.qld.gov.au

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