Lithgow’s Gang Gang Gallery is host an exhibition focusing on the Zig Zag Railway.
The ‘Images of the Great Zig Zag Railway’ is an exhibition by 10 artists with a diverse range of styles.
It will feature an extensive line-up of early photographs which have been made available to the Gallery and will be on display in Gang Gang Gallery's Studio room where a video will be running with images and information from the event 150 years ago.
This follows funding of $5000 from the NSW Government to help make the event happen.
“The first train that rolled off the Great Zig Zag on the Lithgow side of the Blue Mountains was in 1869 at Eskbank Station. The train arrived without any fanfare or celebration,” Paul Toole said.
The exhibition runs from Friday, October 12 to Monday, November 5. An official opening will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 5-7pm.
Sharon Howard from Gang Gang Gallery said October 19, 2019 will be the 150th anniversary of this event.
This exhibition will culminate with another celebration in October 2019 with a Youth Art Prize and People’s Choice award.
“We would like to thank Lee Wiggins, Chairman of the Great Zig Zag Corporation, Lithgow City Council and Bathurst MP Paul Toole who has supported the event with a grant through Destinations NSW,” Ms Howard said.