tensions between @ CCAS Manuka

Claire Jackson and Zoya Godoroja-Prieckaerts have collaborated in a show that plays around with issues of the delicate in their practice. The works play with the tensions between various elements and concepts A walk through the space has you looking at suspended uncoloured lightweight fabric constructions, ethereal looking creations in paint and ink on surfaces like paper and gampi silk and several items on Southern ice porcelain.

The blurb below gives you a better sense of the artists’ project and the phone pics sample the delights of the exhibition.

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Les Blakebrough – Gathering Light @ Beaver Galleries

The blurb of this show begins Les Blakebrough is one of Australia’s most eminent ceramic artists. The work on display makes that claim believable. There are a couple of dozen white ceramic objects on display. The designs are contemporary and subtly decorated. The gallery sheet says that it is all unglazed porcelain but the porcelain itself is so finished that it looks like a high quality glaze. The prices range from $1,800 to $26,000

Some gallery material and sample phone pics are below.

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GW Bot – Endangered Glyphs @ Beaver Galleries

7 April – 1 May 2016

I love G W Bot’s art. It is so varied and so classy in lots of different fields. She creates grand hard rusted metal sculptures, bright lively landscapes, small ceramic reproductions of twigs and other objects.

Gallery material sample pics are below:.

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Knots and Nerves @ M16 Artspace

14 April – 1 May 2016

Anna Madeleine,Alana Sivel, Amelia Thompson,

Collaborative exhibitions  can work wonderfully and in my view this one does.The three artists have their own sections and a collaborative project in the centre of the gallery. The work flows through fabrics to screens of the cosmos. The artists traverse multi generations through grandparents possessions to very futuristic machinery. There is a delicateness about parts of it and a harsh technological side to it all.

I think it is a very successful collaboration and the gallery sheet and some pics are below.

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Shan Crosbie – Prove it @ M16 Artspace

Shan Crosbie explores the interplay between animals saved from the slaughterhouse and the media’s reporting of those situations.It emerges from an incident in which a pig escapes from a truck headed to the slaughterhouse and was adopted in a Chinese police station.

The work would have been better housed on a bigger wall in a wider space but it still has lots of power in the corridor gallery at M16 Artspace  the work consists of six dozen of A4 size pictures of a pig in  largely un coloured formats. The sixteen middle pictures have a large red “Prove it” stenciled over them It is a striking huge piece but the elements are sold individually. Judging by the sales spots the most popular pigs are the one covered with red paint.

Pics and galery material are below

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Rosalind Lemoh – Animal, Vegetable, Mineral @ ANCA Gallery

Wed 6-Sun 24 April 2016

The exhibition at ANCA focuses on the three elements – Animal, Vegetable and Mineral. The pieces at times are quite confronting – one is a set of blackened bones and flesh, one is a collection of rock and feathers. Every work in the exhibition has a thoughtful combination of elements that pose questions to the viewer such as “why are the brass rhinoceroses standing on a tobacco tin?

Lemoh  has used a wonderful group of material and juxtaposes them with unusual other features. There are timber fruit boxes, axes, a metal fold out tool box as well a sculptural steel and granite fragments.There is an intriguing element to every work in this show,

Pictures and gallery material are below

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

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