M16 Artspace is such a vital creative hub I love seeing each of their exhibitions. Last weekend we sent to the last days of an exhibition featuring around 30 of the artists who call the old Griffith Primary School their artistic home. An exhibition with such a great range of artists was a real treat. The best way for me to show this is by including a snap with the name and the artist of several of the ones I liked lots followed by the gallery sheet.
The first is Tyre Swan Song by Ria Tierney Such a beautiful screen print of what I regard as grotesque garden features.
The second one is this Nautical Miles by Kerry Shepherdson. The colours and shapes are so vibrant they almost look like they are moving on the wall.
From the next artist Megan Jackson I have included three -Stacked 1 11 111. I love these because my brain cannot stop working with what is there.
The next one is a surprise. Thor Beowulf’s Ganesh Bonsai was not what I was expecting in this exhibition but loved it at first sight – Bonsai is such a creative artistry mixing sculpture or solid objects with unique living elements.
Julie Bradley is one of those artists that has a wonderful sense of beauty. This work called The Transformation of Daphne has such layered engagement and integrated parts I go back to looking at it repeatedly.
The final one in this post is a shimmering work by Sarah Murphy called Mantle for another time. This has an antique elegance about it that is a bit shattered when you read the blurb that says it is made of beer bottle caps and brass wire. I love the title and the elegance build from such mundanty.