Renate Rienmueller & Tim Selwyn
Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore NSW, 8-30 August 2020
COVID-19 safe conditions for opening on 8 August, with artists in the gallery between 1pm and 4pm
Open 10am to 4pm Saturdays & Sundays, other times by appointment
The focus of this exhibition is Renate’s relationship with Tim, a sculptor whose Indigenous ancestral line comes via his mother from the Wiradjuri / Wongaibon people (Central West NSW). Together they explore ideas around connection, responsibility to our land and its people, selfhood, community, identity and the need to challenge the stereotypes that separate us.
Renate works in wet plate photography, a 19th Century technique, while Tim Selwyn’s shields are exquisite art objects, hand carved using both traditional techniques and modern tools.
All the shields in this show are carved from two Ironbark trees that fell naturally on a neighbour’s property and were given to the artist. They are approximately 200 years old. The shields and the photographs intertwine, overlapping in theme