Who has participated in the AIR Program
30 AUGUST – 27 SEPT
Charlotte Bergmann from Denmark
Danish artist Charlotte Bergmann Johansen will continue work on her Sømanden /The Mariner alter ego inspired by the poem “The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner” by ST Coleridge and by tales of her father’s seamanship in the 1950s and 60s.The Mariner represents freedom, courage, escape, adventure, and longing.In 2017 The Mariner embarked on the journey “Langfart” to the remote island Tristan Da Cunha in the South Atlantic Ocean for a two month long performance. Tristan is the remotest island in the world that is still inhabited.
She says, To run away to the sea presents an opportunity to escape from rules and expectations on shore – at sea you relate to other written and unwritten codes. At sea you are governed by the wind and the ocean. The ocean can wipe away the past and you can choose to change, deny, repress, and tone down your origin, your sexuality, and your gender.
Charlotte presented her work at Sculpture by the Sea in Cottesloe in 2016.
BANJAWARN by CHRISTOPHER CHARLES
Presented in association with Perth Festival
Christopher stayed with us mid Jan to early March and showed in Gallery Central: 9 Feb – 3 March
Charles delves into the mystery surrounding the activities of the Japanese doomsday-cult group Aum Shinrikyo at Banjawarn station, WA, incorporating found propaganda such as animated cartoons & recruitment videos, alongside a display of artefacts from the site and hand-made photographs, presenting a chilling yet fascinating expedition into the mythology of a cult.
In 2018 we continue our Artist in Residency relationship with Turner Galleries Art Angels. Their innovative Artist in Residence Programme, designed to provide practical support to artists in Australia, provides financial support toartists and builds artistic networks between Perth and the rest of the art world.
12 March – 9 April 2018 Angela Valamanesh plus Hossein Valamanesh
Primarily known for her ceramic works, Angela Valamanesh also makes works on paper and mixed media. Her recent works consist of simple forms that often make links between plant, human and animal. She is interested in imagery that is ambiguous, that has a certain familiarity to but is not completely or easily recognisable.For Angela Valamanesh, the natural world is a source of seemingly endless fascination. Inspired by the great diversity of forms found within nature, as well as the underlying similarities and patterns that emerge from their careful study, she creates work that offers a uniquely poetic insight into aspects of the surrounding world.Valamanesh holds a PhD from the University of South Australia (2012). Angela also works occasionally in collaboration with her partner Hossein on large public art projects such as Adelaide Botanic Garden’s Ginkgo Gate and occasionally on studio based works.http://gagprojects.com/index.php/artists/angela-valamanesh/
10 – 23 April
Yuthika Addina from Indonesia
25 April – 1 May
DIRECTOR CHU: Changu Museum
TAIWAN artistic and curatorial exchange in collaboration with PICA and Turner gallries
12 May – 17 June
PICA Hatched artist
Kate Bohunnis from South Australia
JUNE 18 – 29
WAFTA in the shopfront
WA Fibre Textiles Association artists take up residence – Liz Arnold, Marie Mitchell and Jennie Abbott
Lunchtime talks with soup on Thursdays or pop in any old time
RICHARD GIBLETT – Turner Galleries Art Angel
Richard Giblett’s artwork imagery is concerned with systems, networks and the visual appearance of built environments and the connections that occur within these phenomena. He creates artworks using a range of methods that involve detailed model making to spray painted works on glass, meticulously hand painted large scale gouache paintings and collage on paper.Currently living and working in Melbourne, former West Australian artist Giblett completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at Curtin University in Perth
20-22 JULY Drew Armstrong, Elsie Lapelerie and Paul Hardie
Searching for the Spot – a show in the shopfront by our Lecturer and his buddies.
31 July – 23 AUG 2018
TAIWAN artistic and curatorial exchange in collaboration with PICA and Turner.
full program is here: https://rexptp.com/participants/
AUGUST 13 – 25
Creative Connections: Artists with disabilities & poets working together facilitated by NULSEN
2017 Residencies and exhibitions
Martine Perret stayed with us in February to prepare her wonderful exhibition for our main gallery – Ngala Wongga – cultural significance of languages in the Goldfields – an immersive and multi-sensorial installation of sound and image drawing attention to the need to preserve at-risk Indigenous languages in the Goldfields of WA
Anne Zahalka is one of Australia’s most highly regarded photo-media artists, having exhibited extensively 30 years. Her work has often explored cultural stereotyping – she deconstructs familiar images and re-presents them to allow other figures and stories to be told that reflect on cultural diversity, gender and difference within Australian society. The images from her exhibition wild life depict dioramas from the American Natural History Museum with contemporary elements introduced digitally to disrupt these preserved pristine worlds.While in Perth, Zahalka started to gather images and memories related to the photographs commonly taken in the CBD by street photographers thru the early and mid-20th century.
Neil Emmerson, a NZ based Australian artist, travelled from Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic to prepare and install his exhibition Flight in our gallery. Emmerson’s printmaking engages with the expanded field of sculptural and installation. His subject matter is political with a critical focus directed towards aspects of contemporary life. Flight was our best show of 2017!! Neil stayed 20 April – 6 May.
Brendan Van Hek and Consuelo Cavaniglia stayed with us 19 June – 13 JulyVan Hek is Turner Galleries’ Art Angel while Cavaniglia tests our perception of space with new works using light and plastics in her own Turner show. Both participate in the City of Perth Winter Arts Season with commissioned interventions into CBD public spaces – empty shops in Plaza and Piccadilly Arcade
Elaine Reynolds stayed 17-31 JulyReynolds, PICA artist in residence from the UK is in Perth to develop work spanning moving image, historical photographic processes and sculptural installation from research that examines cycles of migration from Ireland to WA, as well as the impact of the extractive industries in the region.1-30 September Erica Huang Taipei Curatorial exchange, Turner Galleries
2-15 Oct Lucas Grogan showing with art angels, Turner GalleriesThen we have PICA artist Clare Milledge.
Jaana Lönnroos stopped in from Finland. She is a Finnish artist and free-lance curator curating a Western Australian art exhibition to Finland. The exhibition will be shown in Lapland, in the Rovaniemi Art Museum (www.korundi.fi), January 2018 portraying the Western Australia landscape with art from the central desert, from a group of Warlayirti artists from Balgo, and photographers Jaqueline Ball, Graham Miller, Kevin Ballantine, Juha Tolonen, Mike Gray and Brad Rimmer. She also runs an artist residency in Finland and will act as a facilitator to connect Australian artists to the art scene in Finland and to the other Nordic countries.
To end 2017 we have Jennie Newman – graduate of TAFE and ECU, based now in Denmark, WA. Jennie works with photogram techniques and stitching. Her focus is on bush materials and eco practice but the urban space of Northbridge is proving to be a huge influence. She is there to chat about where nature and culture meet at the Shopfront 2-5pm Sunday 3 to Thursday 7 December
Bonnie Lane is doing a residency at PICA over Xmas and will stay with us for a few weeks. She is a US based Australian artist whose work explores images found online, as well as social interventions, performance based works looking into the fictional narratives of self-identity fabricated via digital platforms. Go find her at PICA. And we hope she will be back with us in 2018 for stage 2.
NON RESIDENTIAL – Others with shopfront shows or installations were ……
We started 2017 with two recent Graduates-in–Residence working in the studios, Luke Kelleher and Leona Hilz. Both graduated from TAFE Visual Art in 2016 and took the opportunity to keep up the momentum achieved during their studies. For Leona that meant investigating the connection between memory and physical form using found objects as anchors and triggers for emotional recollection.
In March, French born WA based Christophe Canato moved in for 3 weeks to use the studio to develop his new body of work researching the place of the male gender in contemporary western countries within diverse contexts such as politics, religion, science or sexual orientation.Canato brings a background in fashion and commercial photography to his work as an artist in photomedia. His photographs are not portraits but portrayals. It is not biography that they unfold so much as a state of being.https://www.christophecanato.comhttp://christophecanato.blogspot.com.au
Confluence by Boris Milas and Natalie Blom showed in April – photography navigating WA from two contrasting perspectives. Blom was born and raised in a small Wheatbelt community, while Milas was in born in Bosnia, immigrating to Australia as a teenager. Both artists favour the external medium of landscape photography as an exploration of self and selfhood.
In May we welcomed Bruno Booth.Booth is a graduate and lecturer of graphic design at TAFE, as well as a multi-disciplinary artist whose work bounces between 2 and 3D. His bold, vibrating colours, applied as a refined gradient, reinforce the physicality and craftsmanship of his large, graphic structures, distorted by a subtle anamorphic perspective. This residency leads to Bruno’s solo show at gallery central, Trying to be social.
Super Nature by Ned Reilly and Sharon White showed 8 – 17 June
Exploring the mechanics of the Anthropocene and our expectations of the natural world – Ned repurposes imagery while Sharon has collected insect samples and field recordings. These two also graduated from TAFE in recent years.
Paintings by Drew Armstrong and works on paper by Elsie Lapelerie in NOWHEREISPERFECT. Is here perfect now or is nowhere perfect? Big questions to contemplate.20 July – 4 Aug.
WAFTA 7 – 25 AugustWA Fibre Textile Association’s place textile women into our studios with lunchtime talks – this year we had the pleasure of getting to know Liz Arnold and Robi Szalay and their works.
Gary Parris, an art graduate of ours from 2016 heavily immersed in the art of photography set up studio to sculpt, document light and look at visual perception for September.
Then: Denmark (WA) based Jennie Newman, explores photogram techniques 15 Nov – 8 Dec.
2016In April, Sheyi Bankale from London was here as a PICA resident, working on feasibility of producing a special Perth theme edition of the journal Next Level, promoting Perth’s artistic talent and visual art events.Next Level launched in 2002 and has gone on to become one of Europe’s leading art photography journals. Sheyi Bankale’s work through Next Level focuses on important distinctions in local identity as the building blocks served to characterise the impact of contemporary photography, and to engage new audiences. As artist-as-editor, Sheyi Bankale designed Next Level to shape a new photographic landscape exploring the complex paradigms of the local through artworks, so that others discover and through engagement address existing aesthetic and cultural situations.
In May TURNER GALLERY artangel Robert Hague was our guest.October – we welcomed David Rosetzky as TURNER GALLERY artangel.
Zora Kreuzer was the Basel artist in 2014 at artsource, back in Perth temporarily, and stayed with us.August and September brought TAFE graduate, the talented Mr Ian Strange, visual artist, video artist, street artist, back to town to complete some research towards a book and a series of ABC iview docos, http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/art-bites-home-the-art-of-ian-strange/AC1525W001S00
In November, Yi-Wen Liu was living and showing with us. Wenny was one of the outstanding TAFE grads of 2015. She returned to present Belongingness, where she explored what it is to belong, and how that struggle can bind as well as liberate in her sculptural and live works.
21 Nov to 31 Dec – Tom Blake was a PICA visiting artist, and we can’t wait to see him back in 2017.Others with shopfront shows or installations were water collecting in Carry Me with Dr Perdita Phillips; staff member Rhett Jones knocking a few planks together; Chris Cobilis created Ghost Of Record Store, a sound installation artwork commissioned by the Perth Public Art Foundation; Toygetherness – Telling Perth’s toy stories by ECU PhD candidate photographer DeeDee Noon – a photobooth research project; Animate Objects by Emily ten Raa featuring native wildlife as icons, Glory Hole by Brent Harrison and Shannon McCulloch explored male archetypes, including a nausea inducing video work (with wine cask); Interface subverted the traditionally feminine form of textiles with contributions from Carla Adams, Anna Dunnill, Kate Power, Mariaan Pugh, Jessica Tan, Gemma Weston and Melissa McGrath for 2016 Fringe World Festival; BLEND 43 – new work by James Cooper; Jess Boyce, Jazmin Mckechnie and writer Sarah Wood collaborated on a touch show; Kristen Brownfield interrogated the space in Teeter;
Grad Cherish Marrington’s first solo show of erotic drawings, Unclean & Hateful Birds, was a sensation and a sell out; cocomanonxkotai by Talia Teoh & Anna Kotai comprised large scale macrame pieces and hand stitched textiles and WAFTA’s textile women set up shop with lunchtime talks that included Louise Wells, Anne Williams, Margaret Ford, Joyce Tasma, Rowan Rovere, Pauline White, Lyn Brown, Pauline O’Brien, Patricia Newman-Bruton with residencies as well by Julia Sutton & Jayne Argent – weaving on & off the loom and Kerrie Argent & Annette Nykiel book-binding & stitching/eco-dyeing & basketry – they will also be back in 2017.What a great year!
October Christian Thompson
art angel for Turner Galleries
October TARSH BATES for SYMBIOTCA
The unsettling eros of contact zones, and other stories
PhD candidate, SymbioticA, School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology, University of WA explores what it means to be human when we recognise our bodies as multi-species ecologies, with a particular focus on the relationships between Homo sapiens and Candida albicans. Tarsh uses scientific and artistic methodologies to explore physical, emotional, cultural and political relationships between humans and Candida. Works comprise sculptural, photographic and filmic works, as well as organisms.
This exhibition will be part of the program for NeoLife, the inaugural conference for the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, Rest of the World, and the National Experimental Arts Forum, both being organised by SymbioticA.
August Phillip Hunter and Vera Moller, art angels for Turner Galleries
July HYPO by Mathew Dickson
Graduating from Central in 2013, Mathew Dickson’s multimedia practice is grounded in Bruno Latour’s scientific theory of Blackboxing in which technology, through its ongoing success, renders itself invisible.
Mathew examined the symbiotic relationship between technology and the uncanny. Drawing upon parapsychology and everyday technological objects to inform his work, Mathew’s resulting installation summons technology to reveal its supernatural nature. photo by Max Kordyl. RIP Matt.
July Laura Potter and Norman Cherry
UK jewellers exhibiting TRANSPLANTATION at Gallery Central + workshops
June CECILE WILLIAMS exhibiting TRAPPED at Gallery Central
May Gianni Denitto
In collaboration with the Italian Consul, Italian saxophonist Gianni Denitto was in residence for 2 weeks. He spent 2 days with our students, he performed here for Italian National Day and he composed a work for us. As well he featured in the Perth Jazz Festival
March Kate Shaw art angel for Turner GalleriesJanuary February Ian Strange a residency over the summer by our Graduate Ian Strange towards a new body of work using film,photo and interventions into suburban houses. http://www.form.net.au/2015/04/ian-strange-shadow-exhibition-opening
FLEUR ELISE NOBLE WORKING WITH PERTH THEATRE COMPANY AND TINA TORABI
performance outcomes at PICA happening in 2015
July to November
F WORD artist Stuart MacFarlane
Joan Ross Turner Galleries Art Angel
Bronek Kozka came back to show at PCP and conducted a lighting workshop and create another image in the series shot in the shopfront, disguised as an office and and using some of our stylish pre-loved residency furniture.
three minutes to five; it’s time by Bronek KOZKA 2012
Lauren Broom, Rose Barrett, Max Newport, Angela Nie Central graduates used the studio
-Isms by Pablo Hughes
photos from Vietnam that challenges traditional notions of beauty.
Marcel Cousins Turner Galleries Art Angel
Ting-Chun Chen – City of Perth artist exchange with Taipei Artist in Residence
The Yok and Sheryo with Turner Galleries Art Angels
Danielle Freakley – PICA artist in RES
Linda Banazis – exhibition
Fleur Elise Noble working with Perth Theatre Company
YUHSIN U CHANG – WHITE MYSTERY
Taipei and Perth Sister City Artist Exchange
Yuhsin U Chang’s sculpture work is often ephemeral employing material such as dust or charcoal to mimic natural forms. Each year the City of Perth either sends a Perth artist to Taipei Artist Village or hosts a Taiwanese artist for 2 months in collaboration with Central. http://www.yuhsinuchang.com/
17 June – 30 June
Sophia Szilagyi – 2013 TURNER GALLERIES ART ANGEL
Perthume as part of Transart – Grace Gamage and Olivia O’Donnell
studio spaces for DADAA artists
Maia Marinelli from USA for Sculpture by the Sea
18 Feb to 2 March PIAF
My Name Is Raj by Srinivas Krishna
A photo-media installation with family photos from early 20th century India and a digital photo booth. Based on the Bollywood feature films directed and starring Raj Kapoor, Awara (1951) and Shree 420 (1955), this show invites the viewer to participate. Presented by the Perth International Arts Festival.
photo work: Kyle Grey and Andrew Winter; courtesy of Divani Films Inc.
The Drawing Room by Oliver Stretton-Pow
The Uncanny Edge by Bridget Nicholson
Visiting artist Bridget Nicholson invites people to allow her to wrap their feet in clay while they tell their story and reflect on their emotional relationship to the land. www.touchthisearthlightly.com
in collaboration with Turner Galleries and FotoFreo, Melbourne artist Bronek Kozka stayed with us
Artists concerned for the welfare of animals show cruelty free art works.
(Non) punters are invited to a celebratory event that provides a ‘sweepstake free’ alternative to the Melbourne Cup.
Tuesday 6 November 2018, 11.30am -2.00pm
Entry by suggested donation of $10
Licensed and catered event, 18+
guest speaker Lisa Baker MLA Member for Maylands
exhibition 1 - 9 Nov
open Mon - Fri 10-4.45, Sat 12 - 4
Enid Twiglet, Anisa Hirte, Susan Flavell, Indra Geidans, Eva Fernandez, Veta Holmes, Sharyn Egan, Olga Cironis, Claire Bushby, P James Bryans, plus more
image work in progress by Indra Geidans...
Sacred Sands of Healing
Buddhist Monks transform the gallery into a shrine where visitors can contemplate the impermanence of life by observing the monks spending many hours painstakingly creating an intricate mandala with coloured sands.
Morning meditation led by Tibetan chant master weekdays at 8.30am weekdays
opening ceremony 3pm sat 20 Oct, Closing 3pm Sat 27 Oct, admission is free.
26 Sept to 17 Oct
Ceramics based works by WA artists that go beyond traditional concepts demonstrating superior artistic technique and resonances with contemporary ideas. Our graduates Marian Giles & Carmelo Capone, lecturer Bernard Kerr, alongside Tom Freeman, Stephanie Hammill, Annamieka Mulders, Fleur Schell.
ARTISTS TALK 2pm SAT 6 OCT
Fluid State coincide with POTOBER, 3 days of ceramic workshops and demos held by CAAWA at North Metropolitan TAFE, Northbridge: www.ceramicartswa.asn.au
Curator Stewart Scambler with support from City of Perth and the Department of LGSCI WA
image: Marian Giles Selection from You still shall live, stoneware, 2018.
image: Tom Freeman Choc chip cookie with extra bicarb
image: Dianne Jones, A little less conversation 2008 digital print ed 5
7- 21 July
An exhibition for NAIDOC week 2018 celebrating the contributions of Aboriginal women with artworks by Aboriginal women to mark this year’s NAIDOC theme, “Because of her, we can.”
The exhibition features Dianne Jones and Sharyn Egan alongside Indigenous TAFE students past and present, DADAA artists, textiles from Nagula Jarndu, Broome, weaving from Northam Yorgas, prints from Boronia Prison and paintings made with Derbarl Yerrigan Health Services plus gems from our NMTAFE Art Collection and work by Nyoongar weaver Janine Mcaullay Bott and textile artist and curator Michelle Broun.
Indigenous TAFE students past and present include Simone Penny, Jade Richards, Seantelle Walsh, Nolene Hamlett, Hannah Collard, and Anthea Corbett. Mandy White, Raeanne Gilbert and Audrey Warbie develop their painting skills in sessions at Dadaa Fremantle and Midland (WA’s disability arts organisation). Boronia Prison women have created a set of prints. Nagula Jarndu is a fabric printing initiative in Broome. Derbarl Yerrigan is a Perth based health service assisting Indigenous clients and raising health awareness. They manage Autumn House, a residential facility for people coming to town for treatment from all over the state. Both have built an impressive collection of art as well as providing materials and support to clients who use art as a therapy and self-expression.
Growing up in the WA wheatbelt, Dianne Jones has remarked that Aboriginal role models were scarce. This series, like much of Dianne’s provocative work, responds to that lack of black faces in the popular culture of the time, with Dianne staging images where she poses as Elvis, Audrey Hepburn, James Dean, Princess Grace and Clarke Gable. She reframes historical representation, turning the gaze and unsettling the viewer. Dianne is a Noongar woman from the Balladong area now based in Melbourne.
Sharyn Egan is a Wadjuk woman. She is an accomplished fibre artist, sculptor and painter who exhibits and leads workshops across Australia as well as working in the realm of public art. Sharyn is a graduate of TAFE’s Claremont School of Art. Her work Nullians is a collection of objects/vessels turned from Balga Tree stumps by white male woodworkers in the sixties and seventies. Sharyn scoured op shops across the south obsessively collecting these remnants that, just like Aboriginal people, come in different shapes, sizes and tones. When presented as an installation, a powerful sense of the past emerges, with reference to the...
12 - 15 September
SHOWROOM 18 presents the very latest explorative and innovative designs produced by students from the 3D and Product Design courses at North Metropolitan TAFE.
The exhibition highlights the talents of some of Western Australia’s best and brightest emerging designers.
On display will be a selection of student project works from the Certificate IV and Associate Degree groups - demonstrating the design process from concept to prototype.
Invited alumni from the 3D Product and Industrial Design courses at North Metro TAFE return to exhibit examples of their recent creative work and respond to an imagined brief: Design a structure that would link the Art and the Design buildings of the Northbridge campus.
Bridge Never Built highlights the diversity of creative vocations our former students engage in and provides a compelling insight into their multidisciplinary approach to contemporary art and design practice. The exhibition will feature works by local and internationally based creatives, Cat Cook, Gwilym Faulkner, Claire Garcia-Webb, Kat Graham, Rafell Herrera, Yulia Holil, Amy Perejuan-Capone and Hakiki Zahwa.
24 August - 8 September
Our dedicated art and design lecturers and technicians play a crucial role in shaping the cultural life of not just our school but our state as they guide emerging artists and designers through their studies year after year.
The excellent work of our staff contributes to the reputation of our art school at NM TAFE as a centre for excellence, while the work they make out of school and their exhibiting practice demonstrated their currency as practicing artists and designers.
They are leaders in best practice and contribute by example to flexible and creative learning processes. Our students and our staff are recognised with awards way beyond the TAFE world.
After Class shows off the talent of lecturing and technical staff - their creative work underpins their lecturing practice and this exhibition provides an insight into the how and why of the work they make out of class.
Featuring the exquisite jewellery work of former student, now NMTAFE jewellery technician Fatemah Boroujeni Hafshejani alongside masters Sam Farmer, Peter Keep and Alister Yiap. Playful upcycled graphic works of Jay Scroop and political poster art of Brendan Hibbert (Design lecturers). Digital works by Product Design lecturer Eric Schneider with workbooks by 3D technician Stuart Clipston. Stunning and evocative prints by art lecturers Dallas Perry and Monique Bosshard Curby alongside kinetic construction by Matt Dickmann and sculpture by Jurek Wybraniec and Susan Flavell. Ceramics from installation to object by Bela Kotai, Njalikwa Chongwe and Cher Shackleton. Fashion by Anna Kotai, Kristie Barnett and Neil Sheriff with textiles by Vicki Ames and screen print by Robin Alexander. Photography by Perdita Phillips, Jeff Atkinson and Jules Tennant. And many more as well. Much of the work is for sale.
Come by and see for yourself the hotbed of creativity that is art and design at NMTAFE. And why we are so proud of the work our staff make after class.
image: Monique Bosshard Curby In Search of Lost Time, cyanotype...
1 -18 AUGUST
m-f 10am-4.30pm, sat 12-4pm
open til 7pm for OPEN DAY WED 8 August
Showcasing innovative and exciting creative works completed by year 11 and 12 students enrolled in Visual Art and Design courses, META complements North Metro TAFE’s prestigious art and design programs and acknowledges the excellence and originality of budding artist/designers in senior secondary schools across WA.
Download the catalogue with images/statements here
image: James Bonar , Ballajura Community College, The Kaiserʼs Stunt Double, digital print 2018...
a set of free workshops led by Sharyn Egan, Wadjuk woman and Artist (weaver, sculptor and painter)
getting to know each other, learning, sharing.
Weave Straw Creatures
Wednesday 11 July AM session 10-12 noon OR PM session 1-3pm
Friday 13 July Session 10-2pm
12 Jun ONO
View 13 - 19 June, Auction Event on 6pm 19 June 2018
m-f 10-4.45 sat 12-4
ONO, short for ‘Or nearest offer’ is an annual exhibition and fundraising auction hosted by the North Metro TAFE Advance Diploma of Photography students. The exhibition features the work of the students alongside established local and international photographers and concludes with a ‘No Reserve” fundraising auction, with all proceeds going towards the graduation students’ end of year exhibition....
30 April - Friday 8 June
Mon-Fri 10am-4.45pm, Sat 12-4pm
Senior visual artist Nigel Hewitt’s latest body of work Recinder is created from ash collected from bush fires across Tasmania. These natural monochromatic tones are layered on to the canvases to create a series of vulnerable and uneasy landscapes.
Collectively, these works speak about more than just a natural environment under threat; they address colonial attitudes which determine our ecological and social relationships. Destruction, rebirth, and forgotten histories are brought into light through Hewitt’s political portrait of contemporary Australia. Recinder is a personal reflection on a history, a land, and an identity contested.
Nigel Hewitt - Reformation
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