18 May – 4 June 2017
Julie Bartholemew in her Tread Carefully exhibition at Beaver Galleries engages some of the thorny issues of humans living and working on this planet. She combines a certain classy elegance with some confronting content to make it clear that we need to treat gently on planet Earth.
Using scientific equipment and chemical accoutrements created out of white porcelein she tweaks the items to convey a great message of care of the environment and respect for the plant life on the areas we live in. Each item has elegant copperplate writing that conveys information.
I did not have my camera so I only have gallery stuff below
13 May – 20 August 2017
A museum is commissioned to curate, preserve and display artifacts of history. There is a small set of surveying instruments from the early exploration of the Canberra Districts on display at Canberra Museum and Gallery now.
There is an interest in these objects that is purely technical and scientific. On another hand I found them beautiful in their careful integration of wood craft skills and very attractive creativity in brass and other metals. I am sure some people observe these exhibits from either perspective but they are attractive from both.
Gallery page and pics below
28 April – 24 June 2017
Sabrina Baker has curated a set of works that connect in various ways with social media from eight artists she has known. The exhibition is on at the Braddon Canberra Contempory Arts Space. They range through technological works through screen based works to straight paintings. All of them are engaging and are worth a visit.
Pics and webpage are below