Alphabet 2012 @ Canberra Museum and Gallery

A remarkable collection of glass art is in the display case leading up to their open collections gallery at Canberra Museum and Gallery. Mel
George has curated a project in which twenty six artists have created an artistic form of a letter of the alphabet in glass. The artists have used their styles to create unique expression of the letter. Some of them are funny and some are puzzles. All are very attractive. I have included some of the letters and the artist list below.
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Trauma and the first world problems @ Belconnen Arts Centre

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Trauma is a constant part of many modern conversations. War, accident, domestic violence all contribute to the world this exhibition addresses. Largely conceived in black and white it has a stark and sometimes immobilised lookabout the works. There are children and crowds, anguish and anger, tortured and torturing, all in a flat but confronting look that remind the viewer that there is little to be exuberant about when dealing with trauma.
Below are some pics and the gallery sheet. Above is the flyer

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Place: spaces and beyond @ Belconnen Arts Centre

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There was a no photographs policy at this exhibition which was a shame. It is a collection of works by several artists using natural textures and fibres for te sculptural items and quite striking colours in the paintings. The artists are April Glaser–Hinder, Bev Moxon, Lorraine Blackwell and Graham Cossey. The flyer is above and the gallery sheet is below. It was a marvelous exhibition from four distinctively different artists. The web page for the exhibition is at:
http://www.belconnenartscentre.com.au/exhibitions/placespacesandbeyond.html

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Quadriform – Sui Jackson @ Megalo Print Studio and Gallery

The new exhibition at Megalo Print Studio and Gallery is a delightful connection between the deep past and the future in pottery and print. Each set has a pottery replica of a clay table except is is embossed with a QR code. There is a useful pottery object such as a fruit bowl and then there is a beautiful print on paper of a QR code. The interplay between the three is fun and quite beautiful.
There was a mention in the Canberra Times
https://stephenrrandall.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=7683&action=edit
There is a great Megalo page on this exhibition
http://www.megalo.org/quadriform-sui-jackson-14-february-7-march-2015/
The flier is below.
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Tom Rowney – Studio Glass @ Beaver Galleries

Elegant, stylish, richly coloured and complexly patterned glass is what Tom Rowney in known for. I have included some pictures below but they do not come close to doing justice to the real objects. As you walk around these things colour and pattern interplay and change in engaging ways. The depth of colour in the surfaces is remarkable.
There is a good review in the Canberra Times and I have included pics, the flyer and gallery sheet below.
Canberra Times review
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-life/craft-review-tom-rowney-studio-glass-20150212-139gjf.html
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Judith White – Transit @ Beaver Galleries

The Judith White abstract landscapes on at the Beaver Galleries have a vitality and life about them. Blues and Yellows dominate the colour palette. She has some delightful small works beside some grand room gripping creations. Ir was good to go into the gallery having read the review in the Canberra Times below.
I have included some pics the flyer and the gallery sheet below:
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-life/art-review-transit-by-judith-white-20150220-139f2u.html
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Delineations, Claybodies @ Form Studio and Gallery

Seven artists have put together a truly remarkable set of “claybodies” in the first exhibition of the year at Form Studio and Gallery. The flier below shows the range of styles of the art works. The list of the works is below. I found the range wonderful. There were large chooks and dogs by Jacqueline Lallemand, there is a remarkable set by Sue Hewart done around coast objects and surfaces. I won’t say more just to recommend you go and see the exhibition.

The artists are Sue Hewat, Velda Hunter, Jacqueline Lallemand, David Leake, Suzanne Oakman, Zoe Slee and Tania Tuominen

The web page for the exhibition is
http://www.formstudioandgallery.com.au/Current_Exhibition.html

The clay bodies site is below
http://claybodies.yolasite.com/
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