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Art exhibition Kurt Sorensen | A Strange Occurrence

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Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

On the morning of 10 October 1880, an abandoned skiff of five sailors who had been surveying the Eurobodalla coast was found at what is now known as 'Mystery Bay', about halfway between Narooma and Bermagui. No sign of the men has ever been found.

A Strange Occurrence is an exhibition of hand printed colour photographic prints by artist Kurt Sorensen exploring these events through a gothic European idea of the antipodean consciousness.

The 'strange occurrence', as contemporary newspapers called it, occurred in a wilderness pulsating with ancient unseen forces, obscured by clinging mist or undulating shadows.

Using the 'Bermagui Mystery' as a catalyst, the photographs seek to reflect on the unease that permeated through interactions Europeans experienced with the Australian landscape.

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Public programs

As part of the A Strange Occurrence exhibition program, we will be running the following events:

  • Opening night: Friday 4 February 2022, 5.30-7.30pm

Visit our public programs calendar to book for any or all upcoming activities!