SILK ON THE ROAD
       
     
Testamur
       
     
Edible Plants in Art
       
     
NEW WORK
       
     
Bloom
       
     
FEET ON THE GROUND
       
     
Curvature couture: Design and the pear-shaped woman
       
     
Reverie
       
     
Alan Howard
       
     
THE 2018 M16 DRAWING PRIZE
       
     
SILK ON THE ROAD
       
     
SILK ON THE ROAD

Jeffree Skewes

Gallery 1

27 September - Sunday 14 October 2018

Opening 6pm Thursday 27 September

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 14 October

Silk on the Road represents the culmination of combining specific artworks with the artist’s poetry presented as an exhibition of paintings, poetic works, installation and associated book launch.

It is a lucid rendering of an allegorical journey that takes place over an inexact time, across my imagined and fabled lands of the Silk Road.

Image: Silk on the Road - Artist's Book of poetry and artworks - cover piece (detail), rice paper, silk, acrylic paint on canvas.

Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Testamur
       
     
Testamur

Canberra Art Workshop

Gallery 2

27 September - Sunday 14 October 2018

Opening 6pm Thursday 27 September

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 14 October

Showcasing CAW Special Events Tutors and their

Influence on our Art Development.

Image: Lori Smith, Crayon Boy, 2018, oil on canvas, 39 x 49cm.

Edible Plants in Art
       
     
Edible Plants in Art

The Watercolour Group

Gallery 3

27 September - 14 October

Opening 6pm Thursday 27 September

The intimate relationship between humans and plants has, through the ages, been central to the development of civilisation. Plants affect every aspect of our lives; diet, economics, customs, healing practices and artistic endeavour.

From the earliest civilisations plants were the subjects of drawings and paintings. The painting of food became a popular genre for Spanish Renaissance artists.

This series of Still Life paintings worked in gouache on black gesso takes a more modern look at edible plants in art. Works are in gouache on black gesso and incorporate traditional geometric two point perspective.

Image: Arjen Romeyn, Edible Plants, Goauche on black gesso, 70cmx50cm

NEW WORK
       
     
NEW WORK

Brenton McGeachie and Martin Paull

Gallery 1

18 October - Sunday 4 November 2018

Opening 6pm Thursday 18 October

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 4 November

A joint exhibition by Martin Paull and Brenton McGeachie, both-long term Canberra based artists, exhibiting paintings, drawings and photographs. This exhibition explores interpretations of landscape and sense of place.

Image: Brenton McGeachie, Untitled, 2016, Archival Pigment Print, 490 x 600 cm.

Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Bloom
       
     
Bloom

Jodie Cunningham

Gallery 2

18 October - 4 November 2018

Opening 6pm Thursday 18 October

In the exhibition Bloom artist Jodie Cunningham exhibits a body of digital images that are the result of a process of personal transformation. Cunningham’s images use the language of geometric abstraction and symbolism to journal her daily observations and navigation of her emotional journey through the challenges of conflict, grief and heartbreak and the joys of connection, love, gratitude and peace.

Image: Jodie Cunningham, 2018, A little much for me, Digital print on fibre rag 310gsm

FEET ON THE GROUND
       
     
FEET ON THE GROUND

Lucille Carson and Ruth Hingston

Gallery 3

18 October - Sunday 4 November 2018

Opening 6pm Thursday 18 October

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 4 November

This exhibition focuses on Ruth Hingston and Lucille Carson’s extensive and ongoing observations of human interaction and activity with and on the landscape. Featuring the local Canberra urban and suburban landscape, both artists observe the swiftness and increased impact of our human footprint.

Image: Ruth Hingston, Land 4 Sale @ Farm Gate, 2015, embroidery on linen, 35 x 35.7cm.

Photo: Tim Brook.

Curvature couture: Design and the pear-shaped woman
       
     
Curvature couture: Design and the pear-shaped woman

Bronwynne Jones

Gallery 1

8 - 25 November 2018

Opening 6pm Thursday 8 November

Fashion is so often the domain of the tall, pin-thin models. It’s sad but true that most designers see this as the perfect shape on which to ‘hang’ their garments.

Thunder Thighs Fashion believes every woman has the right to couture. Designer Bronwynne Jones focuses on shape as a feature, not a flaw.

This exhibition and supporting events highlight the essence of Thunder Thighs Fashion, which celebrates all women with curves, especially those with thunder thighs.

Events will showcase Thunder Thighs’ new collection of garments designed for the perfectly pear-shaped woman. Garments by other local fashion designers will also be showcased. Designer talks will inspire. Workshops will explore how to dress for a body shape that deserves a place on the runway. Designers will also demonstrate how designs for those with thunder thighs can easily be worn by those without.

Image: Thunder thighs, fashfest, 2017

Reverie
       
     
Reverie

Jeremy Brown

Gallery 2

8 - 25 November 2018

Opening 6pm Thursday 8 November

This exhibition is a culmination of works that question the role of furniture and objects in everyday life. The practical functionality of these artefacts is challenged and an emphasis is instead placed on developing connections with users. Recurring geometricized shell-like motifs reflect upon the built and natural environments, playing with notions of hard/soft and permanent/impermanent to disrupt expectations. encouraging meaningful interaction and connection with the works allow users the opportunity to become lost in their own thoughts; thus entering into reverie.

Image: Repose In Solitude, 2018, American white oak, wool felt, 66 x 110 x 50 cm.

Image credit: Prue Hazelgrove

Alan Howard
       
     
Alan Howard

Gallery 3

8 - 25 November 2018

Opening 6pm Thursday 6 November

Image: White stone clay Vase, 2018, Chun glaze, iron slip, 140mm x 90mm and Blue vase, 2018, White stone clay, Chun glaze, 140mm x 80mm

Image supplied by M16 Artspace.

THE 2018 M16 DRAWING PRIZE
       
     
THE 2018 M16 DRAWING PRIZE

29 November - 14 December 2018

Opening 6pm Thursday 29 November until 5pm Friday 14 December

This highly acclaimed prize, which has been running since 2006, includes an array of work produced on paper or other surfaces using either traditional or non-traditional drawing materials and techniques. All entries are produced within the past 12 months and the exhibition seeks to examine, challenge and open up a dialogue concerning definitions and perceptions of what drawing can be.

The judges for this year’s prize are Dr. Christopher Chapman, Senior Curator, National Portrait Gallery and Alison Alder, Head of Printmedia and Drawing, ANU School of Art and Design.

Image: Nicci Haynes ,Drawing and me, 2017, (Still). Courtesy of the artist.