Urban Fragments
       
     
JUST PLAYING
       
     
hold tight, tomorrow
       
     
Urban Fragments
       
     
Urban Fragments

Phil Page

Gallery 1

16 August - Sunday 2 September 2018

Opening 6pm Thursday 16 August

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 2 September

Urban Fragments will present paintings which interrogate aspects of Canberra’s urban palimpsest, where the layers of its history have only been partly erased. It will use layered imagery to explore some urban incidents of this relatively young city and the environmental interventions that have made it.

Image: Philip Page, Paris Aerial 2, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 92 x 122cm.

Photo: courtesy of Dorian Photographs.

JUST PLAYING
       
     
JUST PLAYING

Clare Martin and Mike O'Kane

Gallery 2

16 August - Sunday 2 September 2018

Opening 6pm Thursday 16 August

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 2 September

“Undirected spontaneous play is a vital part of creativity. Our art often starts with a spontaneous undirected type of play, similar to a child’s exploration or make-believe.” The artworks in Just Playing aim to preserve this light, with a sometimes joking, sometimes role-playing, point of departure. Now, what happens when play becomes more dark and sinister?

Clare Martin is a sculptor based in the Canberra region. Mike O’Kane teaches art at Otago University NZ.

Image: Clare Martin, Dream Home, 2018, mixed media, detail.

Photo: courtesy of the artist.

hold tight, tomorrow
       
     
hold tight, tomorrow

Kendall Kirkwood

Gallery 3

16 August - 2 September 2018

Opening 6pm Thursday 16 August

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 2 September

History is always a reflection of the present direction society is thinking of taking. Our perception of then reveals who we are now in relation their understanding of how they thought the World ought to be and this depth provides scope for more chapters. Women, throughout history, have been equally plunged in these depths. But they have only relatively recently started to inhabit those chapters. hold tight, tomorrow aims to contribute to this movement. To give Anon a name. To give thought to all those women who have been broken by a society which did not understand the immensity of their creative capacity as they were living so far ahead of their time. This is not a stable series about loss. Rather, it is a dynamic collection exploring the incredible presence which breathes in their absence. These women stood strong in their differences against so many defences they fought to follow such previously abstract notions into knowing we too must hold on through the difficult, even when things seem impossible. Tomorrow will come and so will perspective.

Image: Kendall Kirkwood, sometimes, 2018, photograph.