The art of Janet Angus and Fairlie Pearce celibrate nature and people.The animals and birds are beautiful. The works are in three dimensional cut outs and on paper. The impression they leave is one of love for nature. Sample pictures below.
The second year of the Hindmarsh Prize exhibition was held mid June at the Fitters Workshop at Kingston. There were 20 gorgeous artworks in glass created by creatives with huge capacities to produce beautiful items. An exhibition like this has a special attraction in the showcasing of such a rich range of styles and technical mastery.
The Canberra Glassworks has impressed me since they opened with their innovative approach to exhibitions both in style, content and collaboration. The current exhibition brings together seven great artists and skillful glass workers to express themselves through an antique artform – the chandelier.
So you walk through the gallery that is lit by seven fabulous reinterpretations of the traditional chandelier all glittering with light and creativity.
The blurb for this exhibition reads Bird Life is a curated group exhibition exploring the human connection to birds, and how they capture our imagination. It features works by Byrd, Rachel Bolton, Dianna Budd, Carol Cooke, Linda Davy, Steven Holland, Zinia King and Michael Norris. The exhibition is curated by Narelle Phillips.
These artists put together a great range of styles and and materials all used to convey the variety and beauty of birds in their various environments.
In the foyer Gallery at the ANU School of art there was a short term exhibition that featured prints of 300 Covers over 30 years from the Art Monthly magazine. These three hundred covers are a visual insight to changes and influences in Australian art in three decades.
Within the covers are lots of great artists and schools of arts. The very layout of the covers change over time and reflect all the changes in visual styles in the concerned decades.
Naturally yours is an exhibition of artists who are working at the university with environmental issues. Sixteen early career artists have contributed works to this exhibition. Some of the inclusions surprised me in this description.
Nicola Ayliffe creates beautiful objects. Her glass gleams and draws you in through its glossy surfaces and lense like crystal clarity and fine coloured designs that weave through the insides of these gorgeous creations.