Creating a Moment in Time exhibition

Central Coast artists Paul Macklin, Karen Bloomfi eld, Lavinia Lewis, Glenn Hambleton and Jake Cassar resting at the foot of the Grand Mother Tree which is said to be over a 1000 years old

The Bambara – Creating a Moment in Time exhibition will open on Saturday, January 31, in the foyer of the Erina Library

Over the past months, a cohort of selected painters and photographers from the Central Coast have been hard at work distilling the spirit of the landscape and history around Bambara into a diverse collection of artworks.

Their aim was to use their creative talents to create a moment in time and to bring this rich and important area alive to the people of the Central Coast.

Exhibition curator Mr Glenn Hambleton said: “This will be our third exhibition following on from Capturing a Moment in Time in 2013 and Celebrating a Moment in time in 2014, confirming the still very strong message being portrayed via these exhibitions, that this land must be saved.

” This year’s event will officially be opened by Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein.

Mr Hambleton said this show of support gave the group a great deal of confidence that the State Government is still right behind this cause and is working with the current land owners on finding an amicable resolution on securing the remaining lots of land.

“Recently, the Save the Scared Land at Bambara Action Group received the great news that another section of land had been saved but there are still many more lots that need securing, so the timing of the next exhibition pre the next state election is an opportune time to keep the dream alive of securing all remaining lots of land,” said Mr Hambleton.

“Creating a Moment in Time is our way of saying to our current generation: ‘Open your eyes to what we have here, it’s impressive and very special’.

“At the same time we are also capturing a glimpse of what it is here today to share with future generations.

“The park and surrounds of Kariong are incredibly rich in flora, fauna and indigenous and culturally significant sites.

“Specifically, Bambara is home to 12 known endangered flora and fauna species, many registered Aboriginal rock carvings and the mysterious, controversial and the internationally famous Kariong Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

“Surprisingly, many people I speak to on the Coast have very little knowledge or awareness of just how rich and beautiful this area is, both in terms of its environmental value and its rich cultural heritage.

“What better way to bring the area to the public’s attention than through the eyes and talents of our local artists?

“This is also a great way to recognise and celebrate the efforts of the many people who, over the past 80 years, have worked so hard to have the flora, fauna and important cultural sites preserved,” Mr Hambleton said.

Creating a Moment in time will run for the month of February.

Media release,

14 Jan 2015

Glenn Hambleton,

Bambara – Creating a

Moment in Time