Exhibition opens on:
Wednesday 24th April from 6-8pm
Runs from 24th April – 12th May 2013
Opposing Forces presents newly produced work that explores the common themes of separation, bodily functions and magical thinking, amongst other things. Drawn by an interest in the psyche and subconscious imagery, Davies’ attempts to create tension or an opposing force between these odd shapes and colours. They appear to either be on the verge of battle or about to get very close. The resulting installation alludes to the natural cycle of decay and renewal, the relationship between our bodies and everyday objects and general human awkwardness. Davies has used a wide-ranging array of materials from paper, fabric and wood to refuse and other found objects.
Architectural icons, cities and their built schemes underpin systems of power and are cultural influencers, message carriers with their own symbolic authority. Cities are a complex manifestation of human civilization and could be seen as an expression of the human psyche. Historically cities were strategic strongholds and epicenter’s of geographic power, bases from which to send out commodities and staging points from which new spaces were conquered. In some ways contemporary urban identities are indelibly linked and rooted in these historical narratives and ideas. Cities still play their part in the quest in the ascendancy of thought and competition for cultural and physical space.
WORLD IN MY EYES
Ceramics From Arts Project Australia
KATE NIGHT, FIONA TAYLOR, LISA REID, CAMERON AND TIM NOBLE, PAL HODGES, CHRIS O’BRIEN, CHRIS MASON, BRIGID HANRAHAN, REBECCA SCIBILIA, PETER BEN, MATT GOVE, MARK SMITH, MALCOME STURROCK, RUTH HOWARD, GEORGIA SMZERLING, ALAN CONSTABLE
World in my eyes is a celebration of current work produced in 2012 by ceramic artists at Arts Project Australia. The concept behind the exhibition is based on providing the existing and emerging artists participating in the Program a wider contextual parameter for them to envisage and inform their practice.
DEB K WILLIAMS
The Earth Bling Experiment is an installation of small, formal, interconnecting objects, drawings and fragments that has its basis in two random sentences that the artist found while flicking through a 1960 Scientific American magazine. The first posed the question “What kind of jewels will they take to the moon?” the other simply stated, “Arranging a room for conversation”. These two phrases spoke to her interest in using a range of materials and processes to create formal sets of objects and drawings that not only respond to the multiplicity and complexity of the natural world but also refer to notions of connection and display. Using a myriad of materials and processes The Earth Bling Experiment forms an archive of process and reflects Williams’ deep interest in researching and exploring processes and materials to create new hybrid forms.
PURPLE SUNSET FOR ORANGE LEXUS
Purple Sunset for Orange Lexus is a collage-based exploration of imagined landscapes that straddle the divide between digital and analogue realms. Familiar human technological curios are dipped in saturated pixel solutions, thrown into the void, and then left dormant to decay. One may contemplate a time when future creatures might one day unearth this civilisation and it’s hordes of disparate detritus. Will they find what they are looking for?
THIS HAS BEEN
PAUL ADAIR, KATE BECKINGHAM, DANICA CHAPPELL, DANNY DIGBY, BENJAMIN LICHTENSTEIN, KATE ROBERTSON
This exhibition explores contemporary iterations of the ‘photographic’ and the shifting variants of contextual inquiry that has exceeded the ‘crossroad’ between analogue and digital forms. The artists seek to further expand this field of inquiry through creatively engaging in dialogue with photography’s indeterminate nature and openness of forms.
Through their choice of subject matter and inclusion of different media formats the six participating artists explore the ‘limits’ of photography’s current manifestation whilst also investigating what photography can be.
The Basement, Convent Building
|When||Exhibition opens on:
Wednesday 27th March 6 – 8pm
Runs from 27th March – 14th April 2013
Gallery opens from Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm
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