Drawn Thread @ ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery

26 July – 5 Aug 2017

A wide ranging series of creations with drawn thread as their tie together were on exhibition at ANU School of Arts Foyer Gallery in late July early August. The artists put together portraits, patch work and many other artforms that were cotton based and tied together or created by use of thread. A wonderful range of approaches were visible in the works illustrated below.

Wiwa Babbarra @ ANU School of Art

Mid year in the ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery there was an exhibition of creative large scale printed fabrics from the Wiwa Babbarra women’s collective from Arnham land. I only took one snap but the text material below is clear in its explanation of the work of this creative group.

300 Covers: Art Monthly in Australia 1987-2017 @ ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery

7-17 June 2017

In the foyer Gallery at the ANU School of art there was a short term exhibition that featured prints of 300 Covers over 30 years from the Art Monthly magazine. These three hundred covers are a visual insight to changes and influences in Australian art in three decades.

Within the covers are lots of great artists and schools of arts. The very layout of the covers change over time and reflect all the changes in visual styles in the concerned decades.

Below are some pics and gallery materials.

Juncture – Emma Langridge @ ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery

11-23 July 2016

Emma Langridge’s recent exhibition at the ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery was part of her Phd canditure at the ANU. Her blurb says this was an exercise in which she imposed limits on herself in both materials and approach. The bulk of what was on show was what looked like scored timber in geometric patterns with a two tone palette. Te overall workis attractive and engaging through use of limited variety and careful repetition

Below are some sample pics and some gallery information.

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Ostranamie @ ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery

Rock melon is an enjoyable thing to eat. This exhibition at the Foyer Gallery at the ANU School of Art takes and enjoyable fruit and builds a range of delightful artworks that use parts of rock melon or the whole thing.The artists are Karen Fearnside and Teah Fort

Karen Fearnside uses felt and recycled materials in her art as well as fruit and photography. Samples below gives the sense of her art.

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Teah Fort transforms fruit and its parts into jewellery and other objects of art and beauty. Samples below gives the sense of her art.

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Zogas Sutherland Ortega @ ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery

2 June to 9 June 2016 featuring Mariana Ortega, Karlyn Sutherland, Tom Zogas,

Three artists in residence brought together this exhibition at the ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery.

Tom Zogas centred his art around a set of class containers that he created and then used them to be the basis of some photos of the containers through an almost Xray style process, The colours are transparent and black and white and all the images and objects are curvy and fluid.

Mariana Ortega has produced a series of tapestries made out of course wool representing women in various poses. They are accompanied by a set of tiny faces in tapestries.

Karlyn Sutherlandhas an interest in architecture and her contribution to this exhibition consists of striking black and white sketches, geometric glass architecture models and some layered cut out drafts for buildings.

 

There are images to give you an insight to the three artists work below with gallery materials.

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Covet 2 @ ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery

Tue, 3rd MaySat, 14th May

“Artists explore personal desires to have and to hold, sinful yearnings, urges to consume and possess through sensual and multi-disciplinary practices.”

The foyer gallery is currently  showing a delightful collection of  artifacts and handicrafts around the theme above. There is a gorgeous fabric recreation of a surf wave. There are pottery urns actually made out of yarn. There are jewel encrusted fabric flowers, There are objects made from seed heads. It is an enjoyable and inventive exhibition.

The pictures below are a representative sample of both the range and variety in the exhibition.

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