Alex Asch – Strange Couplings @ Beaver Galleries

Alex Asch creates wonderful works out of re-purposed materials. In all his art he finds timber and other artifacts that he then weaves together to make some further intriguing objects . The latest exhibition mounted at Beaver Galleries has hangable objects that are all painted a generally flat black. These objects are made out of musical instruments elegant hair-combs and lots of other timber objects. The resulting works are almost like idols or gods. Hung together they are a remarkably striking set.

See some examples below

Sparking life – Anna O’Neale @ Tuggerenong Arts Centre

2 Mar – 1 April 2017

Anne Maree O’Neale has surprisingly created an almost warm fuzzy feeling in her works that are made of assemblages of old metal bike parts and other found materials occasionally combined with fur.

The creature like creations are all unique and range from the distorted to the almost lovable. Some are petite and almost frail looking and others are tough and substantial. All have this engaging thing about them that has your attention constantly moving from the materials and the composite parts to the remarkable final product.

See below

Object Therapy @ Hotel Hotel

This is a catch up post on an exhibition we went to in October 2016. In the foyer of the Nishi complex of Hotel Hotel. On display there were a delightful collection of made and fixed much loved objects. There were toys, ornaments and household items that have been changed, transformed into attractive  objects.

Below is a well developed article from the hotel website on the exhibition and then some pics.

http://www.hotel-hotel.com.au/fixandmake/events/object-therapy/

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Crafting New Trash-ures @ Craft ACT

One of the striking cabinet exhibitions at Craft ACT during 2016 was the one titled Crafting New Trash-ures. A group of artists Cebu in the Philippines work with rubbish and discards from modern society to create artistic objects of beauty and some of their work was on show in the display cabinet at the gallery.

A Blurb and pics are below

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