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.
Joan Costanzo has created a collection or works inspired by spectacular parts of the natural world. Her creations reference trees, tree roots deltas, and other river courses. The results are complex highly skillful executions of great ideas. Sample pics below:
Nicola Dickson creates rich works that weave together lots of cultural references.in gorgeous novel combinations. This current set includes unusual Australian animals classic Pacific ocean people and various aesthetics from Japan and other distinctive cultures.
Below are selected images (not very good pics) and the gallery materials.
James Rowell creates images using rich layered thickly applied acrylic paints in vibrant colours. He starts with a pre-existing image and sets out to reimage it in a new creative way. His images are identifiably anchored in other images but are distinctively a Rowell image. Several images include text quotes stenciled into the paint. I found the explanations from James in the gallery helpful.