Kerry McInnis – Terraform at Nancy Sever Gallery Canberra City

The exhibition now on at Nancy Sever is by Kerry McInnis. The paintings have lots of texture and present a rough representation of big Australian landscapes. There are coastlines, mountains and river valleys that are shown in all their muscular tough look. The exhibition goes to December 5 2021. Links of various sorts below get you to more detail.

Website: https://www.nancysevergallery.com.au/

Exhibition Link: https://www.nancysevergallery.com.au/kerry-mcinnis

Artist website: https://kerrymcinnis.com/

18 artists – Plate Show – Just Desert

Collectable domestic plates are a phenomena in vast numbers of nations and cultures. This exhibition features fifty six samples of the art by eighteen artists in a delightful range of styles. Some are amusing some are simple and many are works of art on a plate. Fun to see this art form being fostered through M16 Artspace.

Website: https://www.m16artspace.com.au/work-forteh

Eve Van Gorsel, Manuel Pfeiffer – Congruent – Incongruent at M16 Artspace

Finishing on Sunday November 21 2021 this exhibition matches two artists cooperating in seeking to illustrate our human wrestling with congruence and incongruence. The artists lay out small works that have the viewer work between images that have some similarities and differences. The impression is that we the viewers have puzzles to work with. It is a beautiful and complex set of creations. Eva works to Congruence and Manuel works on Incongruence.

Website: https://www.m16artspace.com.au/work-forte

Mark Mohel, Macdonald Nichols, and Peter Raynard – Plein Air – High Plain at M16 Artspace

This exhibition ends on Sunday November 21 2021 but I mention it here for history. These three photographers have created a wonderful set of black and white photographs of large scale landscapes. From Canberra thee look local as they were all shot o the Monaro plains between Canberra and Cooma.

Website: https://www.m16artspace.com.au/work-forte

Sammy Hawker – Experiments in Living (Melt) at Photoaccess at Manuka ACT

Hawker’s images in this exhibition are reflective of gloomy times and have that visual tone. I liked the fact that their layered look required careful investigation of the image and left you with questions. Part of the blurb reads” “Responding to the diverse meanings of ‘melt’, the artist presents a sequence of works embodying the tumultuous disruptions – personal, environmental, global – of recent months. Reflecting on experiences of vulnerability, anxiety and loss, Hawker proposes that such experiences open up possibilities for new practices of love and care.” This exhibition is in the gallery till Saturday 27 November 2021 and links below get you into Hawker’s work and the online supplements to the gallery exhibtion

Website:https://www.photoaccess.org.au/

Artist’s website: https://sammyhawker.com/

Exhibition link https://www.gallery.photoaccess.org.au/experiments-in-living

Eunie Kim – A Surface Appearance at Photoaccess at Manuka ACT

This set of pictures recreate an aesthetic of some aspects of early black and white photography by means of a series of dark room processes. They are attractive in their antique look. Eunie Kim is a Canberra-based emerging visual artist and recipient of the 2021 Wide Angle Residency. They are on the walls till Saturday November 27 2021 and are supported by great online gallery pictures and information. Links below.

Website: https://www.photoaccess.org.au/

Artist Website: https://www.euniek.com/about

Exhibition Link: https://www.gallery.photoaccess.org.au/surface-appearances

Caroline Huf – Light Materials at Photoaccess at Manuka ACT

Film Costume used in artworks by Caroline Huf

This exhibition is in the separate room and features videos and objects involved in the videos including a costume woven out from old style 16mm film. The exhibition flows from Huf’s participation in the Photoaccess 2021 Dark Matter residency. The blurb opens with the following:

In a series of video works deconstructing and recombining film materials through a process of digital or analogue weaving, Huf explores the exhaustion and re-invention of settler Australian myths about the mystery and threat of the bush.  There are some web links below and the exhibition is on till Saturday November 27 2021

Website: https://www.photoaccess.org.au/

Exhibition Link: https://www.gallery.photoaccess.org.au/light-materials

Residency news link: https://www.gallery.photoaccess.org.au/post/caroline-huff-dark-matter-resident-2021-wip

Aloisia Cudmore 398 at Photoaccess at Manuka ACT

“Through a series of touching and personal black and white images, Cudmore explores her experience as a young person in the age of COVID.” That was the first sentence in the blurb and it speaks to this set of ten touching images of life in a pandemic through the eyes of a young photographer. The images are beautiful and are for sale for $180 each. Three web links are below. The exhibition is on till Saturday November 27 2021

Website: https://www.photoaccess.org.au/

Exhibition page: https://www.gallery.photoaccess.org.au/398

Artists’ website: https://aloisiacudmore.com/

Bernard Ollis at Aarwun Gallery Federation Square Nichols ACT

The exhibition of Bernard Ollis’ work at the Aarwun Gallery is richly coloured and quirkily executed. Having walked through a couple of the scenes pictured in this set I found the exhibition to be fun and uplifting. There are street scenes in this show from London, Paris, Morocco, Brisbane and Sydney. Ollis plays around with the streets with novelty of both shape and colour but each of the images has a direct connection to the real location but presents it with a vibrancy of colour that introduced a liveliness to the space. Below is a link where you can see thumbnails and prices of the works on display and can purchase through the website. The exhibition is on till Sunday December 5 2021

Artists website:http://bernardollis.com/

Gallery Website: https://aarwungallery.com/

Exhibition page with purchase prices: https://aarwungallery.com/online-gallery?category=%22Being%20There%22%20Bernard%20Ollis

Johnny Romeo “Colossal Youth” exhibition at Aarwun Gallery Nichols ACT

The gallery space at the Aarwun Gallery at Federation Square in Nichols in the ACT is almost lit up by the remarkable work of Johnny Romeo. A quote from the blurb on the web page for this exhibition will explain what is on show.

“Romeo’s imaginative fusion of sci-fi Surrealism, Cubist abstraction and quirky appropriations of celebrity imagery ruptures our understanding of Pop culture icons and filters them through his distinctive Kitsch Pop lens. Bursting at the seams with vibrant colour explosions, larger-than-life Pop imagery, and gleefully absurdist humour, Colossal Youth is an electrifying dive into the warped Technicolour visions of Australia’s King of Pop. “

If you click on the exhibition sales page below you will see thumbnails of 16 of his works available through Aarwun Gallery. In the gallery they are explosive in their vrbrant colour and semi familiar imagery. The exhibition is on till Sunday December 5.

Gallery Website: https://aarwungallery.com/

Exhibition page: https://aarwungallery.com/online-gallery?category=%22Colossal%20Youth%22%20Johnny%20Romeo

Artist’s website https://johnnyromeo.net/