Thursday 15 October – Wednesday 28 October 2015
The website introduction to this exhibition begins with Process is an exhibition by emerging maker Luke Batten. Process explores Luke Batten’s furniture design; revealing finished products and detailing the process underpinned in their creation. From idea to production, audiences are invited to explore and reflect upon the development method unique to each product. There is subtly suggested through this that ideation is not only a means to an end, but an art-form in its own right. Process is a rare and hands-on glimpse into the creative mind.”
In the space there are pieces of furniture that walk the viewer through the way furniture is designed and constructed. It was fun to be able to touch, press on and examine the work Luke has done The wall panels explain and illustrate the way Luke and his ilk do the work to create functional and well designed furniture. I love it when a gallery like this gives space to an exploration of a single creative’s work.
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There is a wonderful small space for art exhibitions in Federation Square called No Vacancy. Recently there was an exhibition by Julian Martin. The works were beautiful with a velvety look about them with indistinct edges and earthy colours. There is a great website that shows his work in delightful samples. See the link below.
23 Oct 13 Dec 2015
I love it when people get great titles for exhibitions. This one is a classic. THe whole thing is outdoor hard metal sculptures but there are some delightful pieces and they all link to making the connection. The first one is a wonderful full arch bridge made out of bronze Mah Jong tiles.My mother taught Mah Jong for many years and I was always impressed how many bridges were built between people in those groups.Each of the works have titles that talk to connections and these hard angular works when read through the titles all have a wonderful softness about what they are trying to achieve. I have put pics of all the five items below with the gallery sheet.
21 Oct – 15 Nov 2015
I Teach year 7 and the students are looking at ways to improve the livability of their suburbs. Today I saw an exhibition at the Belconnen Arts Centre of landscape design students from the University of Canberra. The UC students produced three panel mock ups of solutions of a feature to make communities better. It was inspiring to me just to absorb the wide range of considerations that were woven into their designs so I will use their approach in teaching the students on Monday.
Their projects included some park solutions at Marulan, a park facility at Mulligans flat, a landscape response to embed the Islamic centre into the southern suburb of Monash and an art/ sculpture park at Queanbeyan. Each project was addressed by two students with different emphasis and all of them wove wider considerations into their project. The panels were huge so it is hard to put them with this post but I will include some detail shots I liked.
23 Oct – 15 Nov 2015
The blurb reads “Disintegration is a subtle whispering, a barely realised theme of everything in life. It is as finely woven into the textures of humanity as birth, creation, war, sex and love.” The artists in Random 9 explore the influences of this disintegration in Landscapes of Decay, working in a range of mediums including; painting, print media, sculpture, photo media, jewellery, sound, digital, ceramics, wood, glass, textiles and dance.” The range of art styles and media was rich and diverse. A decision by the Random art group was to black out the windows of what is usually a brilliantly daylight bathed space gave a certain vibe to these works that remember decay.
Have a look at some of the works pictured below with the gallery sheets.