About the gallery
Since its official opening by the Federal Minister for Communications and the Arts in 1995, the Switchback Gallery has developed into a cultural focal point for students and the regional community.
Designed by architect Roberta Rees and set amid tranquil landscaped gardens, the gallery provides an important showcase for the work of young and emerging artists and touring exhibitions. The entrance to the purpose-built structure is flanked by torii, the distinctive wooden gateways that mark the entrance to Shinto shrines in Japan.
The Switchback hosts about ten exhibitions each year, featuring work from students as well as regional, metropolitan and international artists. The broad-ranging program includes contemporary work from all disciplines and is designed to encourage free-ranging discussion and debate between students, staff and the community.
Gippsland photographer Neale Stratford creates intriguing (and often creepy) tableaux using poseable dolls, which he then photographs using high-end cinematography approaches..
5 - 20 March 2014