Hot Rocks and popcorn: An evening of Landscape in Art and Film

Mar 15, 2024

Image: Andy Pye, Gariwerd Doline 2.0 (at Sturgeon) 2023. oil on 4.5mm fibre cement board. On loan from private collection


When: Friday 15 March, 6pm - 9pm
Cost: $20(+bf) FOG members and $25(+bf) non members. Incudes artist talk, drink, popcorn and film screening
Where: Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

Join us for a fundraiser for Wagga Wagga Art Gallery’s Friends of the Gallery.

You’ll receive a complimentary drink and nibbles on arrival, and there will be a bar for additional drink purchases. Artist Andy Pye with give an intimate tour of Cockies and Hot Rocks, an exhibition of paintings depicting the bush landscape of Northeast Victoria where he lives.

Following the tour, settle in for a screening of the beautiful Australian film, Satellite Boy where the glorious landscape of the Kimberley is featured. Enjoy our state-of-the-art pop-up cinema experience in the Gallery. Bottomless popcorn will be available, and the bar will be open.

Satellite Boy is rated PG, so young people are welcome too!

About FoG: Friends of the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery's mission is to promote the arts and culture of Wagga Wagga and the Riverina region and to support the ongoing development of a vibrant creative community.

About Andy Pye: Andy Pye is originally from Adelaide and now lives and works in Eldorado, VIC. Known for his expressive depictions of the Australian landscape, Andy Pye’s tree-dense landscapes figuratively capture the sounds, life and movement of the bush, often painted en plein air, within the landscape itself.

Andy Pye has exhibited extensively both locally and interstate and has works in private and corporate collections in Australia, the USA, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. His work was recently included as part of Always and Altered at Benalla Art Gallery and his work featured in Contemporary Landscapes at Wangaratta Art Gallery in 2021.

About the film: Satellite Boy (2012) Directed by Catriona McKenzie and starring: David Gulpilil, Cameron Wallaby and Joseph Pedley. Synopsis:

Ten-year-old Pete lives with his grandfather in an old abandoned outdoor cinema in the desert. When the old drive-in is threatened with demolition by developers, Pete and a friend set off on an epic journey in the hopes of saving his home.

Film Classifications

‘Satellite Boy’ PG. Mild themes and coarse language

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