I am sad I did not post on this before it closed. Every year Beaver Galleries puts on an exhibition before Christmas titled Small Works. It targets the Christmas gift market I think because all the works are relatively small, transportable and able to be wrapped. The collection of works is chosen from artists represented by Beaver and so has a delightful range or styles, media and prices. Even though my slackness did not get this post up for you to go to the gallery the people at Beaver maintain a great website for you to eyeball their catalogues and contact for enquiries and or purchase.
The pictured work represents all that I love about Elizabeth Newman’s art. It is small, made of the most basic materials but it points to something beyond her work. Standing in front of it I could not stop myself commenting to a stranger next to me that this would not work well at my place. My walls are manufactured wall sheeting with no texture. Newman turns the work of some tradie from the past into the object of focus indeed a work of beauty. I felt energised as I walked out of this exhibition – mundanity reworked into delightful works of art.
The website says it is on till January 23, Check with the Gallery as pre Covid the gallery usually closed about now and would not open till late February 2022
Review https://newsofamerica.org/2021/12/17/elizabeth-newmans-un-titled-at-anu-drill-hall-gallery-is-exciting-canberra-times/ This seems to be the same aSasha Graham wrote in the Canberra Times today 18/12/21 It is hard to find Canberra Times material on the web.
Above is a sample of art participating in this year’s Fisher’s Ghost Art Award at the Campbelltown Arts Centre. The award is a wide ranging award with sections from primary and secondary schools through to a collection of adult categories from Contemporary to traditional. While most of the entries are on the wall, there are a group of sculptures in the space.
I love an exhibition like this in that it gives the visitor to the gallery a sense of the diverse range of talents and skill sets that are present in the art community. The dates for this exhibition are Saturday 26 October – Thursday 5 December 2021 – Access to the gallery is via QR code check in and showing of the double vax certificate from Medicare.
Campbelltown Arts Centre websitefor the exhibition is as follows.https://c-a-c.com.au/fishersghost/# Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre,
Allan Burt creates artifacts out of salvaged useful metal objects. In the work above Allan has taken basically, bike chain reo and the head of a spanner and created a lizard. In his exhibition at the Artists Shed in Fyshwick he has a big range of fascinating and strangely beautiful works that repurpose identifiable metal objects and parts to produce works of artistry in sculpture.