13 - 31 July 2011
Exhibitions to be opened by Lauren Van Katwyk, Education Co-ordinator, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, at 6.30 pm Thursday 14 July
COLOUR AND EXPERIMENTAL PRINTS
curated by Lyndon Savio and Robert Nedeljkovic
Colour and Experimental Prints is an exhibition consisting of recent work by a group of ten second year printmaking students who have just completed a course at the University of Newcastle. The completion of this course resulted in the diverse array of multi-media silkscreen prints exhibited.
Lyndon Savio and Robert Nedeljkovic
Colour and Experimental prints
Curated by Natalie Engdahl
Kate Adamson Pip Armstrong Christian Barkel Harriet Bell Rebecca Coates Natalie Engdahl Matilda Ferguson Ellen Forbes Danielle Gilhooley
Mathew Glover Rhiannon Hall Konrad Hense Karen Hicks Daniel Hincks
Christine Jaggers Kurt Jones Phillip Kirby Dominic Joey Ku Tracy Lang
Lynda Lee Lewis Kym Lyon Jillian Martin Amanda Mullaney Maggie O’Brien
Levi Parsons Tobias Poulton Michael Proctor Rebecca Russell
Makhail Savaidis Tom Sheehan Melanie Smith Angela Speers
James Spicer Sophie Steele Riley Warren Emma Whiley
TRANSIT: from transeo (Latin): go across; the carrying of people, goods, or materials from one place to another; an act of passing through or across a place; the conveyance of passengers on public transportation.
Every day we engage with and act within the culture of the street. As we travel between places, a multitude of activities take place. It is as if the street is a ready-made stage where impromptu and repeated acts take place in a greater performance, of which we are a part. First year photography students were set the task this semester of repeatedly documenting how they travel between points. The work in Transit(ion) is the result.
Colours of Australia
My work reflects the unique colours, shapes and forms of the Kakadu, Daintree and Nullabor regions of the Australian landscape. Colours of Australia will be comprised of paintings and wearable textiles that invoke these exceptional areas across Australia. Gail Bedford
Vanitas is a genre of Still Life painting that has its origins in 17th Century Dutch painting. The purpose of the Vanitas was to serve as a cautionary sermon on the pursuit of vain and material desires, reminding the viewer of the inevitability of ageing and death. Objects symbolising vain pursuits and pleasures of the senses are placed alongside symbols of transience and decay. While the Dutch painters used objects relevant to their place in time, this series likewise depicts items that are of relevance today. Masculinity is also explored, as is the element of self-portrait. Ryan Fitzgerald
ANNA BUXTON SOLDAL
This work explores our universal ability to disregard reality and start imagining the world as we would like it to be. Each canvas is a portal to an individual world, where the countless internal landscapes we carry within ourselves are portrayed. During a daydream, our thoughts really are boundless. Therefore through using our emotions as a tool to mask our internal musings, our minds can be left free to wonder from the shackles of reality. Anna Buxton Soldal