Artist talk: The experience of Eos with John Bennett

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join artist, award-winning poet and ABC Radio National regular John Bennett as he takes you through the experience he calls Eos. Eos refers to new beginnings as light starts to overwhelm the darkness. The experience of Eos is a fundamental part of the process of John's photographic works.

Witnessing Eos gives some sense of our ancestors’ experience of waking to a world before farming, roads or cities, before writing, wheels, windows, before electrification or algorithms. Eos offers opportunities to become intimate with the elemental - earth, air, water, light. Helios gives life, but Eos offers opportunities for reflection, affirmation and aesthetic joy in the natural world that we have become distanced from.

John's exhibition 'First Light - from Eos to Helios' runs from 7 July - 12 August at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.

Doors open at 5:30 for a 6:00pm start.