The Broken Hill Art Exchange is located on Wilyakali land in Far West NSW Australia and acknowledges the Wilyakali and Barkindji Nation and Elders past, present and emerging.
About the Broken Hill Art Exchange
The Broken Hill Art Exchange provides live-in residencies with studio facilities.
Spaces are available for exhibitions and workshops.
Contact us for consultancy services, events and project management.
We are continually catering for new events, projects, exhibitions, members and residencies.
In 2022, we celebrate 10 years of environmentally-inspired art.
Desert Equinox 10th Anniversary
The Desert Equinox began as a partnership between BHAE and the Environmental Research Initiative for Art (ERIA) in 2012, and has since become a yearly annual program of artist residencies, workshops and exhibitions run by BHAE. This year in 2022 we celebrate the tenth anniversary of that initial exhibition (remembered as a significant cultural event) and ERIA is returning to Broken Hill – Australia's first Heritage City – and BHAE with Desert Equinox 10th Anniversary (DE10): a suite of site - specific artworks that reflect and comment on energy and its relationship with the environment. Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, 26 artists on residency at BHAE will install 25 artworks in the Regeneration Area ('the Regen', as it's known locally), a significant topographical feature encircling Broken Hill.
DESERT EQUINOX (DE10) EXHIBITION DETAILS
Energy producing art in the arid zone
A three-night exhibition of solar-illuminated night art, nestled between city and desert in Broken Hill's unique and environmentally invaluable Regeneration Area ('the Regen').
Open over the long weekend
Friday 30 September 6.15pm
Friday 30 September – Sunday 2 October 6.30pm–8.30pm
Just off Pro Hart Way (follow the signs).
Since the inaugural Desert Equinox of 2012 BHAE developed an annual Environmental Art Award, art prize as part of its regular program. In previous years the public has been invited to enter artworks to an online virtual exhibition. This year due to the Covid pandemic our volunteer resources have been stretched wherefore that particular segment (the award & prize) will resume when BHAE's regular program returns next year. Public entries from the 2021 virtual exhibition can be viewed below.
Did you know you can make a tax-deductible donation to the Broken Hill Art Exchange to support our ongoing work?
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The Broken Hill Art Exchange acknowledges the Wilyakali people of the Barkindji Nation as the tradition custodians of the land on which it operates . BHAE pays respects to Elders past, present and emerging and seeks to work with First Nations people towards reconciliation.
Images by Shikara Sky Dragut and Susanne Jones