Tar Love - What Lies Beneath
       
     
Bled
       
     
KW@N3$
       
     
Tar Love - What Lies Beneath
       
     
Tar Love - What Lies Beneath

Chris Holly

Gallery 1

9 - 26 November 2017

Opening 6pm Thursday 9 November

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 26 November

Look down. Look around, what lies beneath is Tarmac and that makes most of this town.
This exhibition is a photographic re-view of what we commonly look down upon. Tarmacadam (Tarmac), bitumen and pavements.
There is over 800,00km of roads in Australia. That’s about 30 metres for every Australian!
In its various forms it is a compelling landscape to study photographically.
This body of work is both a playful and reverential study of details of surfaces we rely on to support our daily transportation through towns and cities. It is often overlooked or ignored.
Many of the signs and remnants of daily movements we follow provide an opportunity for abstractions and graphic compositions to lift tarmac from being overlooked beneath our feet to our gaze upon the wall.
The subject treatment relies on high contrast black and white photography to emphasise the texture and roughness of tarmac. Many of the flat scenes and surfaces take on other dimensional qualities. Alongside this primary body of work is a complimentary collection of abstracted lines and markings in colour.

The exhibition will be opened by David Paterson APP.L GM.Photog Hon.FAIPP FAIPP, a well known and highly awarded Canberra photographic artist.

Image: Chris Holly, Tar Love - What Lies Beaneath (detail), 2016, black and white and colour photographic prints and inkjet on fabric, 50 x 100 cm each.

Photo: courtesy of the artist.

 

Bled
       
     
Bled

Scott Pollock

Gallery 2

9 - 26 November 2017

Opening 6pm Thursday 9 November

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 26 November

'Bled' is an exhibition/installation inspired by Scott Pollock's journey into the art world - how it happened, what inspires him, the process of creativity and ultimately finding his voice.

Scott discovered his creativity after having an aneurysm with a small bleed on the brain. As a side effect from the operation he had an episode of Hypo Mania. One of the symptoms of Hypo Mania is the release of heightened creativity. Although he had dabbled in sketching and writing before, never had he felt such passion or inspiration. From that moment on, he went into a whirlwind of painting, writing, painting, writing. He was obsessed.

After experiencing this, he became fascinated with how our mental state or being can be the most powerful influence on our lives - how those moments of extreme emotions can, and do, shape our lives in so many ways.

The main artwork for the exhibition captures his journey from the aneurysm through to where he is today in regards to his art. A lot of his works aim to capture those moments of extreme emotion. The exhibition space will be turned into something similar to his studio -  not only full of painting materials but also of the things that give and gave him inspiration - photos, sketches and personal items of importance - it will be a place of creativity. Among the studio his artworks will be displayed - hanging on walls, perched on easels, leaning against walls or in the bin.

Image: Scott Pollock, Jack, 2015, mixed media on canvas, 34 x 25 cm.

Photo: courtesy of the artist.

 

KW@N3$
       
     
KW@N3$

Mimi Fairall

Gallery 3

9 - 26 November 2017

Opening 6pm Thursday 9 November

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 26 November

Fairall’s exhibition KW@N3$ is an exhibition of portraits that celebrate and show appreciation for  the powerful support network of women in her life.

Each mixed-media work focuses on an individual close to her and how their personalities, style, manner, and context within Fairall’s life influence and enrich her own qualities and perception of herself. Fairall’s portraits are made up of a large range of materials, colours, textures and shapes that she recognises as being associated with each individual. The amalgamation of these components portray an abstract and personalised visualisation of who and what the women in her life represent.

Image: Mimi Fairall, Un-i-digi- ed, 2016, spray paint, collage, oil pastel, acrylic, screen-print and marker on paper, 70 x 100 cm.

Photo: courtesy of the artist.