Pets @ Tuggerenong Arts Centre

In February this year at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre there was the first of a year long set of exhibitions on animals and our relationships with them. Below are four photos that were on display in the foyer taken to show animals close up and a sense of their attractiveness to us humans.

Veils – Karen Lee @ Tuggerenong Arts Centre

July 2017

Karen Lee had on exhibition a set of beautiful explorations of her take on the environment of the Blue Mountains and the Nepean River in NSW. As an emerging artist she has created gorgeous works centring on birds and other wildlife in their usual environments. There are some gorgeous flower and plant focused creations.

Sample pics and gallery sheet below

Specimens – Taylor Singh @ Tuggerenong Arts Centre

6-29 April 2017

The blurb suggests that this exhibition could be found to be a bit macabre by some viewers. The artist has combined academic studies in Art and Science and has turned specimens from the ANU’s Gould museum into art works. I loved the artistry and the nature of the content even tho I am not a student of anatomy. Have a look at the selections below to see How Singh as turned artifacts of science into art.

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.

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.

Seeking Refuge @ Tuggerenong Arts Centre

6-29 October 2016

Sean Davey, Lucile Carson, Euan Graham, Mona Khizam, Penny Ryan, Barak Zelig,  Nicci Haynes and Caren Florance were all involved in a great exhibition at the Tuggerenong Arts Centre that I enjoyed but forgot to write up. Ian warden’s article on it does a much better job of covering it than I ever would so I have just included the link to it and some pics below.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-life/refugees-boat-bobs-up-at-tuggeranong-arts-centre-20161014-gs2ewc.html