25 May – 11 June 2017
In chatting with Sholto Morton at the opening I got an insight into his approach in creating his rich tapestries of painted intricassy. Standing in front of these the mind goes from thoughts of Persian carpets to Hindu tapestries but those references are not the same as these complex intriguing works of careful construction and beautiful choices of colour.
Some pics below (Do not do these works justice) and gallery materials
28 May – 11 June 2016
The age of meaninglessness has ended – Art, Empirical and Ideal is the title of the exhibition of work by James Rowell at M16 Artspace. The works are a set of texture rich small paintings mainly in colour pairs that combine vibrant colour with occasional bands of stenciled words inbedded in the paint surface.
There is gallery material and sample pics below.
25 May – 18 June 2017
Suburban Spirits – Sean OÇonnell @Huw Davies Gallery Photoaccess
Every time I go into Photoaccess I have an expectation of surprise. The participants in the fields of photography are always experimenting and the stuff that makes it onto the walls at Huw Davies Gallery is rarely ordinary.
At a recent opening titled Suburban Spirits I got to talk with Sean OÇonnell about his intriguing images’. Sean is a jeweller by training. In this exhibition he has taken objects found in the home of his grandparents and made them the heart of images formed on large format film through the use of various rays and electric radiations. The results sometimes look cosmic and others have a living growing quality but everyone draws you in for exploration.
On display these are largely in backlit timber and glass boxes made by Sean and several of them have the object from his grandparent’s home displayed next to the photograph.
Pics and gallery sheets below
25 May – 18 June 2016
Sabrina Bakers work is fully explained in the gallery sheet below. The heart of the exhibition is a video of her pumping up an inflatable raft dressed in a smock made out of signal flag material and more of her rowing on Lake Burley Griffin in such smocks. In the gallery she has a clothes rack with a large collection of smocks made out of a big range of signal flags. The exhibition is a commentary on the place of spaces like Lake Burley Griffin.