An innovative exhibition at the Western Plains Cultural Centre is challenges the perceptions associated with concrete.
Concrete: Art Design Architecture is a ground-breaking concrete exhibition showcasing renowned Australian artists, designers and architects.
Curator Kent Buchanan has been installing the exhibition this week.
He said Concrete: Art Design Architecture explored innovative ways concrete was being used by artists, designers and architects in the 21st century.
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"The exhibition includes 21 artists, designers and architects from across Australia, and brings together products, projects, and works of art that reflect many of the current preoccupations with concrete within contemporary art, design and architecture in Australia," Mr Buchanan said.
Concrete has a history that spans more 3,000 years.
It was first used by Egyptians in the building of the pyramids before the Romans produced what we know concrete to be today - hydraulic cement-based concrete used in the Pantheon, which was completed in 128AD.
Concrete: Art Design Architecture aims to question the preconceptions of concrete and to consider its functional as well as its expressive, poetic, and aesthetic dimensions.
The range of work in the exhibition is extensive, with fine, hand-crafted jewellery and even spectacular buildings. It showcases many award-winning artists from right across the country.
The concrete exhibit will be on display at the Western Plains Cultural Centre from Saturday, December 4 until Sunday, January 24, next year.