Wednesday October 27th at 6 - 8pm
October 27th to November 14th
Ellis’s current practice explores the theme of personal fortification in contemporary society. Through protective or restrictive garments and currently icons and amulets she examines patriarchal order as imposed on women. Tenet is a range of hand quilted protective undergarments further fortified with icons to protect the wearer from the rigors of the post 9/11 world.
JESSIE WILLOW TUCKER
In Fables, Jessie Willow Tucker will be exhibiting a series of mixed media works depicting characters and scenes from her own compendium of fables.
‘Traditionally, fables use anthropomorphic animal characters to tell a story about human behaviour which is often didactic and moralistic. My fables are much more mysterious, leaving the lessons untold and while the characters show traits of humour and irony, they are also wise and the holders of great knowledge.
I like the idea that we have something to learn from animals, not just in our stories, but also in the real world.’
Using the origins of the botanic, nature's most proud 'original' moment, as a thematic starting point - Forme uses the design element of a pattern repeat to subvert our concept of the original by replacing it with a reproduction. Creating an image that sees the original as a continuing repeat of never ending reproducibility, Englehardt refers to both natures’ inherent ability to reproduce in a biological sense and man's desire to reproduce in a synthetic sense - the origin versus the artifice. Using elements of hand drawing to reference the primitive genes’s of the handmade, the works are created from a collation of found imagery, ink drawings and photographs and reproduced in the form of mixed media digital prints.
VERY GOOD TIME
Anita Foard invites visitors to participate by using supplied materials to contribute to a large work on paper.
The theme for visitors to consider when drawing their artwork concerns the way we spend time together, participating recreationally and communally.
This is a fairly simple notion, open for people to express, imagine, interact and create together in an informal art setting.
The interactive work will be displayed in the context of her own work sparking a visual conversation regarding ways of participating in various communal pass times and group activities, both work and play.
JOANNE MOTT - KIM PERCY - BRIDGET KEARNEY - ERIN TAPPE
Proliferating sticker fungus, Perspex and the life force of water, urban road sign birds and collaged colour swatch paintings. Patterning and hardware shop mediums are common themes in works that explore the natural world, urban and architectural visual poetry.
AN EXPLORATION OF THE ABBOTSFORD CONVENT COMMUNITY
Portraits will be taken, questions will be asked and a sculptural installation of collected materials from around the site will be made, representing both the built environment and the history of the site. For the identity component, c3 and co have photographed as many tenants as possible ( whilst located in their personal workspaces, thus putting names to faces and spaces to our community. Each person who participates will be asked two simple questions relating to their role here and their passion for the Convent.
The work will aim to present a structural document of the community and the village atmosphere that is experienced by all. It will be a way of seeing both the individual and the whole, within what has been described as a ‘cultural ecosystem’.