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.
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 May there were a gorgeous exhibition in Belconnen featuring three artists with diverse styles. Abstract, collage, landscape feature in these works but the technical skills are almost unseen in these phone pics below. The gallery sheet is below.
Back in March there was a delightful exhibition at the Queanbeyan Arts Centre Gallery that celebrated 30 years of creativity at the Spiral Gallery. The exhibition displayed a wide range of creative arts and styles that are represented by the pics below. I included the gallery list and the ephemera as well.
Kate Hine creates wonderful collages in black and white that draw on house and home in a life that involved regular moves. The works are drawn from family memorabilia and drawings she has done at earlier times.
Maxine Price creates marvellous pottery figures that have a sense of fun and at times an aura of melancholy. She has a set of creations now that model the style she has refined to high art. There are only a small number but each one is a charming and heart warming reflection of humanity.
Lynne Flemmons created a set of beautiful works that reflect the shorelines of Weereewa (Lake George). The works have a truly delightful set of connections with the region. Having travelled through the area hundreds of times the sight of wire, fencing, timber and other normal detritus from years of sporadic farming and human habitation. The images below show the style.
Sabrina Baker has curated a set of works that connect in various ways with social media from eight artists she has known. The exhibition is on at the Braddon Canberra Contempory Arts Space. They range through technological works through screen based works to straight paintings. All of them are engaging and are worth a visit.