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New exhibition to showcase awe-inspiring sites of Cambodia

Posted 27 May 2014 by (Hurstville News)

Beautiful sketches and paintings of sandstone temples by talented artist Pamela Hobbs are the basis of a new exhibition entitled ‘Disappearing’ at Hurstville Museum & Gallery.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou said the exhibition showcases an array of stunning works that focus on Pamela’s recent trip to Cambodia and her experiences visiting ancient Khmer temple complexes.

“The exhibition captures the real beauty of the ancient world and sadly how these sandstone temples are slowly disappearing,” he said.

“Through her poignant exhibition, Pamela highlights how the deforestation north of complexes such as Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom has altered the physical environment of the area and has impacted on the deterioration of the sandstone monuments.

“On her return from her travels, she created larger works to draw attention to the deterioration of these major temple sites, particularly around Siem Reap.

“This exhibition is most unique as it displays Pamela’s artistic process and the development of her artworks, as well as the final result.

“I invite everyone in the community to come along and explore this wonderful exhibition.”

The official opening of ‘Disappearing – Pamela Hobbs’ will be held at Hurstville Museum & Gallery, MacMahon Street, Hurstville, on Sunday, 1 June 2014 at 2.00pm. Light refreshments will be provided. All welcome.

The exhibition will run until 22 June 2014.

Mayor Jacovou said Council is committed to promoting arts in the Hurstville community.

“The Hurstville Museum and Gallery regularly presents art by individuals and groups from a diverse cross-section of the community,” he said.

Applications are now open for 2015 exhibitions. For more information about how community groups can host their own exhibition, simply contact Hurstville Museum & Gallery on 9330 6444 or visit www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/lmg

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