Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore 23 May 2020 to 28 June 2020 Paintings in egg tempera & beeswax Gallery open (with social distancing) : 10am to 4pm Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 May Also online from 22 May at https://www.sukihugh.com.au
Text courtesy Susan Foxlee
The making of No such thing as solid ground has been a purifying experience for Sara Freeman, a way of processing the events of the past six months.
For Sara, like many of us, the chaos of the pandemic compounded the anxiety of a Summer of fires. These events further exacerbated the trauma she was already suffering following the death of her father in October last year.
Online via Vimeo Friday 5 – Saturday 6 June 2020 8pm Sunday 7 June 2020 3pm
A cynical and jaded theatre critic in his late fifties falls for a beautiful young actress. In pursuing her, he meets a group of modern-day vampires who offer him eternal life – his part of the bargain is to feed their bloodlust.
Transferenceis a collaborative exhibition by ceramic and glass artist Robyn Campbell(ACT) and ceramicist Jo Victoria (NSW) which expresses their fascination with light and surface, and the potential of glass and porcelain to convey fragility and transience.
The Australian Music Examinations Board has developed a series of webinars, calledBreak The Isolation., featuring interviews with musicians, teachers and other experts in their field.
The webinars cover topics such as strategies for teaching online, teaching speech and drama, and wellbeing and connection in social isolation. The webinars are recorded and available free on YouTube and Facebook to help the AMEB community stay connected.
The winner of the $12,000 prize, based at the Wyndham Art Gallery in Werribee, Victoria, is Wiradjuri conceptual artist Amala Groom, for her sculptural work Copy Wrong, featuring a fake boomerang on a stack of $2 coins.
Now in its sixth year, the Wyndham Art Prize, attracts entries from some of the best artists across Australia. It is a curated show which profiles exceptional local artists, emerging artists, and outstanding established artists. The winner was announced in a video at the opening of the exhibition on 7 May.
wāni Le Frere, a Congolese/New Zealand trans-disciplinary artist, writer, visual storyteller, performance artist and poet, won the a $5,000 acquisitive Local Emerging Artist Prize for The Final Solution, which combined video footage of an immigrant family in a suburban kitchen with audio from a speech by former senator Fraser Anning.
Image credit and artist statement: Robyn Kinsela – What a summer!
Bushfires, smoke, more bushfires, more smoke. Packing, unpacking, repacking, unpacking. Drought, rain, floods, more rain.
My thoughts and therefore my work in the past year, particularly since December, have been underscored by bush fires, evacuations, smoke and many friends’ losses, stresses and survival.
The recent bush fire season and its ramifications keep creeping into my work at the moment.
My pictures have their roots in the real world, but are by no means images in the conventional sense. I don’t copy my subjects but interpret them. Sound, smell and touch play an important role.
Using collage and mixed media, I create rapidly at first, keeping up with my thoughts. Then I let the work rest for an hour, a day, a year or a decade, as if it needs an incubation period. I then re-see what has been created and finish the work.’
Following a successful season at Wagga Regional Art Gallery, where it was scheduled to show until 3 May 2020, Conversations with Trees has moved to ANCA Gallery in a digital format during the closures of Covid-19.
The BlueFit Group has begun offering free live and on-demand fitness and sport training classes for people of all ages.
Among the sports for which skills training is on offer are soccer, basketball, golf, swimming and gymnastics.
BlueFit, which has facilities in all Australian mainland states, says that ‘staying active is vital during this time in order to prevent unhealthy weight gain, maintain a clear mind and to keep our immune systems strong.’ The website also aims to encourage communities to stay connected.
Not only can you see the catalogue of Colleen Southwell’s exquisite work online at this website, you can also view a beautiful video of her speaking about her work – what motivates her, why it matters. There are also soul-lifting shots of the beautiful green Orange countryside and her delightful bounding (or snoozing) dogs.
All the work is for sale, as indicated in the catalogue and you can contact the gallery for more information:
Image: Colleen Southwell Unfound #8 2020 – Arches cotton paper, pigment, watercolour, archival adhesive, coated copper wire, entomology pins, framed in raw Australian Oak with non-reflective UV glass, 30 cm x 23 cm x 6 cm.
With the inaugural Gunning Arts Festival moving online due to COVID-19, it is pleasing to note that the Wearable Art exhibition and fashion parade items will both be available via https://www.gunningartsfestival.com/
Organiser Helen Vooren tells us that there will be a great variety of wearable art on digital display and that items made for the fashion parade will be held over until the festival can occur live in 2021. Information about and by the creators will also be posted.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Craft ACT’s new online exhibition Wayfaring features work by four artists who have created carefully crafted jewellery and objects about walked journeys, memory and place.
Meaning ‘to travel by foot’, Wayfaring is a creative collaboration touring three Australian cities and featuring work by artists with close associations to Tasmania: Bella Dower, Sara Lindsay, Sarah Stubbs and Zoë Veness.