Jay Kochel – No feeling whatsoever @ CCAS City

17 Aug – 17 Sept 2016

There is a beautiful set of machine drawn creations at Canberra Contemporary Art Space in Hobart Place Civic, Jay Kochel is the artist and each of the creations has an ethereal look about the net like images. Some of the images are almost acorn like and others have a sea creature likeness. The set is largely colourless and that feature leads the viewer to concentrate on the fine lines.

Some pics and gallery material below

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Regional Art Award 2016 @ Queanbeyan Arts Centre

Each year the Queanbeyan Council holds an annual art prize competition. The exhibition finalists are on show currently at the Queanbeyan Arts Centre Gallery. The works range across abstract, realist, portraits, landscapes and many other content

Pics below

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Mythology – Julie Bradley @ Belconnen Arts Centre

19 Aug – 11 September 2016

Julie Bradley has created a wonderful set of works around the theme of Mythology. Each work is a hint towards mythological entities and the creations contain elements of the godhead’s attributes embedded in the work.

Bradley creates layered works with paper and lots of geometric elements. They have a puzzle elements that engage the viewer.

Below are some samples and some gallery material.

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From Forest to the Sea – Barbara Dawson and Jo Hollier @ Belconnen Arts Centre

19 Aug – 11 September 2016

The exhibition of the two artists Barbara Dawson and Jo Hollier at the Belconnen Arts Centre is a collaboration between two artists who love nature and have elements of similarity in their practices. The exhibition has an autumnal tone about it through its textures and tones.

The works range from delicate layered paper reations through to fold out books and soft see through fabrics.The pics of this beautiful and the gallery sheet are below.

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Time becomes form @ ANU School of Arts Foyer Gallery

26 July – 6 August 2016

The website blurb reads:Time Becomes Form is an exhibition of sculptural works which focus on form and materiality as a way to explore lived time. Rather than constructing a narrative or employing figurative imagery, the works in the show use raw materials to reveal a presence of time throughout its broad range of media. From Vaseline to video, the works in Time Becomes Form open dialogue about time, form and process into the physical gallery space.

Sabrina Baker, Rachel Bilal, Oscar Capezio, Amelia Chapman, Kati Görgényi, Lei Lei Kung and Adam Veikkanen.are the exhibiting artists

The materials range from cling film, rocks, sticky tape

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Triangulation – Julie Brooke and Susan Buret @ ANCA Gallery

The exhibition at ANCA featured two artists who wove triangles into their work. Julie Brooke uses pastels and lots of small interconnected triangles to weave larger works. Susan buret uses triangles in quite geometric works with many varied colours and shapes.

It is surprising how varied these works that are built from simple triangles. See some of the wonderful images they have created below with the gallery sheet.

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Earth – Curated by Benita Tunks @ Belconnen Arts Centre

19 Aug – 11 September 2016

This exhibition covers a delightful range of artists and artistry. The artists use a big range of materials and  styles. Some of it is sculpture, there is video and a big collection of painted works.

The artists are Natalie Bateman, Sally Blake, Fiona Edmeades, Harrie Fasher, Tina Fiveash, Gerald Jones, Mary Kayser, Elizabeth Kelly, Fatima Killeen, Murray Kirkland, Michael Purdy, Amanda Stuart, Marcus Tatton, Bruce Tunks and Lee Tunks.

Below are some pics of the works on display

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