Modern Art Projects Blue Mountains is celebrating the end of the year with a major members’ exhibition at Everglades Gallery in Leura

Modern Art Projects Blue Mountains (MAPBM) is celebrating the end of the year with a major members’ exhibition at Everglades Gallery in Leura.

Imperceptible resistances, curated by Lizzy Marshall, features the work of 16 MAPBM artists. The exhibition focuses on the subversive layers of resilience in human beings, under the pressure of the imperceptible compromises of today’s networked society.

“Within the framework of contemporary politics of public space and conservation concerns, heritage sites such as Everglades remain places of resistance to development and change,” Ms Marshall said.

“The MAPBM artists respond to the site and wider theoretical concerns to explore their role in networked systems where they effect change through resistance.”

MAPBM has also held its 2018 AGM, which saw Fiona Davies re-elected unopposed as president along with Ian Milliss as vice-president, Beata Geyer as treasurer and Alex Gooding as secretary. Naomi Oliver and Rebecca Waterstone were also re-elected as committee members, with Vivienne Dadour replacing Tony Bond who stood down from the committee because of other commitments.

Ms Davies thanked the organisation’s members, especially the artists who had participated in MAPBM’s successful Explorers: narratives of site and Kiosk 3x6 projects. She also praised the MAPBM committee for its hard work, in particular the outgoing Tony Bond, and indicated that the organisation would maintain its efforts to pursue additional funding, develop exhibition opportunities and seek opportunities for temporary spaces in which to show member’s works.

“MAPBM’s members and other artists continue to make an enormous contribution to the cultural life of the Blue Mountains, as evidenced through the Explorers and Kiosk 3x6 projects”, Ms Davies said.

“We will continue to seek resources to support these artists as well as to develop innovative responses to the limited exhibition spaces available in the Mountains. We have an exciting program of activities planned for 2019, and in the meantime I urge everyone to visit imperceptible differences at the Everglades Gallery,” Ms Davies concluded.

Imperceptible differences is at the Everglades Gallery, 37 Everglades Avenue Leura. The opening is between 2 and 4pm on Saturday, December 1 and the exhibition will then be open from 11am-3pm, Wednesday to Sunday, until 23 December. For more information visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/event/everglades-gallery-imperceptible-resistances/ or call 0417 244 327.

MAPBM 2018 committee members: Front, Naomi Oliver and Fiona Davies. Rear, Alex Gooding, Rebecca Waterstone, Vivienne Dadour and Beata Geyer. Absent, Ian Milliss.

MAPBM 2018 committee members: Front, Naomi Oliver and Fiona Davies. Rear, Alex Gooding, Rebecca Waterstone, Vivienne Dadour and Beata Geyer. Absent, Ian Milliss.