This was an exhibition of art created by four women and their tutor during some formal study in visual arts. As they were in a period of learning there are experiments in media used and styles of experiments.
Caitlin Kosman has a set of double sided works of photography and painting on display at Canberra Contemporary Arts Space Manuka. She has worked the photographs through processes such as sanding and other abrasive materials. Most images are abstract even when they have reference to pre-existing photographs. Ms Kosman is working through issues connected with silences in our interactions.
An annual exhibition of art created by students in schools in Canberra.is held under the title Ïnto the Limelight. It was exhibited at the ANU School of Arts Gallery. Each year there is a huge range of skills and creativity in this exhibition. The curators take in a big range of ages and the exhibition includes pottery, painting, photography and fashion. There are some samples below to illustrate the range.
A wide ranging series of creations with drawn thread as their tie together were on exhibition at ANU School of Arts Foyer Gallery in late July early August. The artists put together portraits, patch work and many other artforms that were cotton based and tied together or created by use of thread. A wonderful range of approaches were visible in the works illustrated below.
Jimmy Langer works in print on paper and print on transparent perspex. Each form involves layered elements that can be swirling abstract or almost tartan like geometric interwoven strong coloured grids.The perspex sheets are playful in that the viewer can get a different sense from any angle you care to view them from
Keith Bender makes wonderful artworks out of rough hard steel. This exhibition at Belconnen Arts Centre features a single work titled Disencumbered #2. Its cheerful yellow surfaces warms up the cold concrete courtyard in which it is established. I was tempted to crawl through the arch tunnel that this work creates. It is beautiful and the gallery sheet below explains it better than I could (Pics included)
Occasionally waking into a gallery results in the “Wow” reaction in me.The exhibition of works by Kayannie Denigan brought that reaction out in me.There is the strong link to tradition interwoven with a fabulous of very bright contrast colours with a tasteful combination. The part I love is the use of berry plants and blossoms within the works. The lines, the inclusions and the flat backgrounds combine into items of striking beauty.
Below are some samples of the works on display but they are a pale imitation of the vibrancy on the walls of the gallery