ART-LOVER or not, get yourself along to Willow Court for a rare look behind the barbed-wire fence. As part of the 10 Days on the Island festival, the historic site in central New Norfolk is hosting an exhibition of drawings and text from Matt Coyle’s graphic novel, Worry Doll.
The exhibition is open from 10am-4pm daily until April 12 (closed on April 6 and 10) in the barracks building. Despite the 10 Days on the Island program saying there are “historic asylum buildings” open at the site, it is in fact only the barracks that is open. None-the-less, the exhibition provides a rare chance to look inside this heritage building which is generally off-limits, eight years into the Derwent Valley Council’s “redevelopment” project.
Thanks to TassieLass for suggesting the NNNewsblogger visit the exhibition last weekend.