Angela Brennan – Forms of Life @ Ian Potter Museum of Art

5 Sept 25 Feb 2018

Angela Brennan has mounted an exhibition at the Ian Potter Museum of Art that plays with ancient artifacts discovered by Melbourne University Archaeological expeditions. The pottery is colourful and varied and is inspired by a set of pots that are also displayed in the gallery. She has added some dresses inspired by the same ancient cultures. The gallery web page is below.

http://www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/exhibitions/exhib-date/2017-09-05/exhib/angela-brennan-forms-of-life

 

Porosity Karabi – Trent Jensen, Richard Goodson and Ishan Khosla @ Nishi Gallery

10 June – 9 July 2017

Nishi Gallery in New Acton hosted a gorgeous exhibition of varied media in June July this year. Three artists wove intercultural elements into their exhibition titled – Porosity Karabi.

Trent Jensen, Richard Goodson and Ishan Khosla produced works in pottery, metal, wood and repurposed product. The objects have a quirky look and are full of surprises.

Pictures below help with the look of the exhibition.

 

 

Empire Arts Award @ Tuggeranong Arts Centre

The Tuggeranong Arts Centre is hosting the exhibition of the Finalists in the Empire Global Art Award. The works are varied and demonstrate a delightful creativity in choice and types of art included. The subject material reflects the Centre’s 2017 year focus on animals. The artists have taken interesting approaches to their topics including animals in groups and parts and in lots locations.

I have included a set of pictures below to illustrate the range on show along with some gallery ephemera..

Disencumbered #2 – Keith Bender @ Belconnen Arts Centre

29 July – 20 August 2017

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)

 

Biographies – Martin Rowney @ Belconnen Arts Centre

29 July – 20 August 2017

Small targeted exhibitions are often surprisingly interesting.  Martin Rowney has five works on display at the Belconnen Arts Centre around the lives of four people. Each of the art works have unique elements in them that speak to the life and individual and reflect the back story that is displayed on the wall. Each of the works has an artistic interest and merit in itself but become richer with the person’s brief bio in mind.

Rowney is an archaeologist who uses art to communicate elements of his work. The pics and gallery materials are below.

Art Park Sculpture – Sculpture in the City 2017 @ Deutche Bank Building Sydney

It is a treat to see great sculpture embedded in the city. Over the years the Art Park people have used many powerful locations to display contemporary metal sculpture. This year I encountered their exhibited works in the open space and the foyer beneath the Deutche Bank Building in Sydney.

Metal sculpture can be cold and clinical but lots of it is fun and stimulating. In the over 30 works on display. there is colour, there softness in surface finishes and there is marvelous adventurousness in many styles.

Below are a collection of the works with some gallery material.

FAUNication @ Tuggerenong Arts Centre

Faunication at Tuggerenong Arts Centre was a large exhibition continuing the annual theme of animals in art. The artists took to sculpture using lots of various materials painting and many other media for on wall creations and the overall result was a varitable cornucopia of animal representations. I have included many examples of those on display below.