Port Macquarie Museum - New Journeys Broad Horizons

Updated: Apr 14

The Port Macquarie Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a new creative exhibition. New Journeys Broad Horizons is the work of Port Macquarie art practitioner Lucy Frost who was commissioned for the project.

The exhibition focuses on bringing selected items from the Museum’s collection to life in the 21st century.

“The exhibition concept was inspired by a metal trunk in our collection that belonged to Marjorie Fanny Frost. Marjorie Frost taught English in Australia and overseas before travelling the world in her retirement”, says Debbie Sommers, Port Macquarie Museum Curator. “When I first met Lucy and heard her background story, the metal trunk came to mind and the idea for the exhibition evolved from there”.

Lucy Frost has brought the museum to life

Following a series of community art workshops held earlier this year, Lucy Frost has responded to five items chosen from our collection, including Marjorie Frost’s trunk”, says Ms. Sommers. “Lucy has explored process, form, colour, texture and content, and used a range of techniques to develop new works that showcase, reimagine and reinterpret the original items for contemporary audiences.”

The exhibition considers both the journeys of the objects and Lucy’s personal journey, and includes interactive elements

Lucy’s works and the original items are displayed together.

“Lucy Frost’s artistic talents extend far beyond the visual arts. She is an accomplished circus performer, producer, set and costume designer to name but a few of her many creative achievements”, says Ms Sommers. “Lucy has created an engaging and