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.

The Elm Forest – Janet Angus and Fairlie Pearce @ M16 Artspace

25 May – 11 June 2017

The art of Janet Angus and Fairlie Pearce celibrate nature and people.The animals and birds are beautiful. The works are in three dimensional cut outs and on paper. The impression they leave is one of love for nature. Sample pictures below.

Bird Life @ Tuggerenong Arts Centre

1 June – 1 July 2017

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.

Pics and gallery sheet below.