November 18 to 15 December 2017
The second of our sculptural exhibitions Shapes in Spaces #2 opens on the 18 and 19th November works are now arriving and invitations have gone out.
When curating an exhibition what I really enjoy is the bringing together of artists and their work into a forum of similar theme or interest. The artists are usually not known to each other but through the dialogue of their work these amazing objects and works of art are created with strong synergies.
This exhibition includes works by Carolyn Audet, Wendy Edwards, Eve Howard, Robert Ikin
Melinda Knowles, Beatrice Magalotti, Gene McLaren, Rod Manning, Ty Manning and Rachel
Bremner and crosses most mediums for sculpture.
Robert Ikin has exhibited and made mixed media works that are uniquely personal and hark back to the early Egyptian and Grecian found objects. His exhibition pieces for this exhibition use ceramic made objects as well as found objects and then they are placed in a format of story telling which symbolises a story and link to his art making. Having also been an educator during his life time he is very eloquent with the way his works relay to the viewer.
Eve Howard “Gull”
The show is held both in the gallery grounds and gallery with a sculpture walk on arrival, which takes you through contemporary and formative works, set in the magical surrounds of the Great Western Tiers.
Beatrice Magalotti’s fine works are the result of years of study and artist residencies here in Tasmania and Victoria. She uses domestic skills such as crochet to create a bronze sculpture, or the making of ceramic pieces using traditional methods, embroidering on flywire.
Gene has shown some work earlier in the year at Blenheim Gallery and these pieces in Shapes and Spaces #2 lift the scale from domestic to monumental works in corten steel, and cement.
Wendy Edwards “Mad Hare”
Wendy’s work is inspired by her domestic location; living on the D’Entrecasteaux Channel in the depth of Tasmanian bush surround by a myriad of birds has engaged her to make wonderful mosaic pieces. The mosaic medium suits her style reflecting light and developing tactile pieces. The works comprise of handmade glass, and ceramic components thus discovering new techniques and effects.
Ty Mannning Goose
Rachel Bremner who was a musician with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is also a visual artist. She has travelled throughout the world following her interest and learning from master mosaic artists as she has travelled. Her mosaics have an Icon wall panels with small pieces of glass to form an overall image of light, form and iconography.
We invite and recommend that you capture this exhibition in all its diversity before the end of the year