A Butcher, A Baker, A Bunch of Makers / A Butcher, A Baker, A Bunch of Makers
The Berrima District Museum has won a prestigious award for its recent exhibition, A Butcher, A Baker, A Bunch of Makers – the inaugural exhibition in its new digital gallery.
The IMAGinE awards recognise the people who work in museums and galleries across NSW and the contributions they make. IMAGinE celebrates all institutions and pays homage to those organisations run by volunteers, with limited budgets and minimal resources.
At the Powerhouse Museum on the evening of Friday 29 November, Minister for Arts, Don Harwin presented the Imagine Award for best exhibition in the small museum category, to Harlan Hall OAM (Director of the Museum) and Kristie Phelan (Curator/Producer).
The exhibition ran from February through to October 2019. Harlan Hall was the project manager, raising the money for the project from grants and donations from local businesses and Kristie Phelan curated and produced the entire event. Local photographer Ashley Mackevicius captured the stunning imagery and Peter Campbell Design handled all graphic design and branding.
A Butcher A Baker A bunch of Makers celebrated Southern Highlands artisans in the Museum’s new state-of-the-art digital gallery. Combining breathtaking photography, video and handmade artworks spanning 70 years, it showcased the very best talent of the region including work by sculptor David Ball, weavers Natalie Miller and Brooke Munro, painter James King, metal artist Heidi McGeogh, and leatherworker Trevor Jones. Local photographer Ashley Mackevicius shot all the imagery included in the show.
The exhibition engaged visitors with its unique juxtaposition of beautiful age-old skills with technology. Viewers were entranced by local makers sharing their love of everything from breadmaking to basketry, weaving, ceramics, painting inspired by the history of the area, silversmithing and leatherwork, all told through audio, video and photography on digital screens.
The exhibition was very well received and school holidays were especially successful with the exhibition open every day. Many locals commented that they didn’t know about the Museum prior to the exhibition. Since the opening of the new Digital Gallery, local community visitation
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Berrima District Museum
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Harlan Hall and Kristie Phelan