20 April – 8 May 2011
Exhibitions to be opened by David Wills, artist and lecturer at the University of Newcastle, at 7 pm on Thursday 21 April.
ser•en•dip•i•ty (srn-dp-t) n. pl. ser•en•dip•i•ties The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.
The images have been taken of an everyday occurrence through my daily life using an iPhone with apps such as hipstamatic and retro camera. Seeing things and photographing ordinary objects or events in a different light take me on a serendipitous journey. Often the image hasn’t been what was expected but went far beyond what was imagined. Self-portraiture has become a window of what I see in my life, as I share the expression of beauty within the ordinary. Riona Tindal
Coloured in Water
CURATED BY KRISTY HOLDING
This exhibition brings together the work of Kristy Holding, Ashleigh Duncan, Kayla Meredith and Emma Jackson, who all share a love of the watercolour medium. Our artworks differ from one another as they are created by using different methods, styles and varying influences. They are brought together, however, by the idea that all of us have learned our own ways in attempting to tame this beautifully luminous paint. Kristy Holding
COLOURED BY WATER
My aim is to record the continuous time that has taken place in conversations. I document the nuance of each conversation; every word, tone, pitch, pause and interruption through marks that are continuous, circular, energetic, overlapping in on themselves and straight sharp lines. Conversations are an impermanent thing so I use non-archival, temporary materials, including organic paper bark, which like the conversations we have is temporary. Maree Hendry
REE REE RAMONE & LE MAD SON
Art is revered in society as high culture. We feel it is time to take it down a notch. Cheap Shots is a mistreatment of art, attacking its high culture status by creating works with everyday objects as well as abusing materials.
Ree Ree Ramone & Le Mad Son
Eight years ago, armed with a sketchbook, Tallulah Cunningham started her solo travels abroad. Recording by pen visits to museums, zoos, ruins and foreign climes she has continued to visually record objects, designs and concepts that have intrigued or inspired her. Between Destinations gives a rare opportunity to leaf through those travel journals, accompanied by sketched extractions, working drawings and the memorabilia that these journals have acquired over time. Tallulah Cunningham
Mother and Daughter
Many in our society have faced the social and cultural challenges associated with immigration and assimilation. My body of work, a collection of photographs, documents the very personal effect that the Australian Government's assimilation program had on the Petron family, by capturing the emotional response of ‘Mother and Daughter’ as they reminisce over their family’s immigration experience. Tanya Matas