The Boondocks Experiment 2014: Off The Beaten Track
This exhibition brings together a group of young artists who instinctively knew there was another way and set out to find it. Complete with a mini skate ramp, and collaborations by Elliott Jones, Off the beaten track features installations, photography, projections, film and DVD. Featured artists: Anna Borrie, Sam Coady, Matt Creswell, Tim Dunn, Phil James, Laura Jones, Craig Lorimer, Aidan Matthews-Tye, Kate Mitchell, Texta Queen, Adam Scarf, Garry Trinh and Andrew Walsh.
Part of The Boondocks Experiment 2014, a festival for young people of the Hawkesbury and beyond.
A general map of caves
Five artists who convey through drawing a unique interpretation and palpable connection to their subject. The artworks faithfully recount a journey into their world and remain as a record of the vast and intimate territories and the physical and psychological spaces they have encountered. The cave is a metaphor for the abyss, the deepest recesses into the artist exploration and the map an invitation to the void in which the viewer is free to invest. New and existing works by Locust Jones, Talitha Kennedy, Catherine O’Donnell and Kelly O’Dempsey. Film by Matt Creswell, performance by Tanya Vogues.
“Click” Youth Photographic Prize
Capturing through photographs the views of young people about
culture in the Hawkesbury. Prizes will be awarded for first place
and highly commended for ages 12-16 and 17-19.
Hawkesbury Art Fair
Our inaugural Art Fair is an opportunity to showcase creative industry in the Hawkesbury, and to offer original art works for sale from some of our best-known local artists, including traditional and contemporary artists, designers, crafters and jewellers.
There will also be talks and demonstrations covering a wide variety of subjects, a launch party celebrating our local talent, and a number of special Art Fair school holiday activities for kids.
Participating groups include Hawkesbury Camera Club, Macquarie Towns Art Society, Hawkesbury Community Artists, The Ferry Artists, Hawkesbury Printmakers, Purple Noon Gallery, Hawkesbury Artists & Artisans Trail, and Piggery Lane Studios & Gallery.
Swinging and Jacqui Stockdale: The Quiet Wild
Was there ever a more exciting decade for fashion than the 1960s? Think denim jeans, mods, minis, maxis, paisley prints, jerkins, suede skirts, unisex, tye-dyeing, and even PVC. All this excitement will be recalled in our next exhibition, titled Swinging, which comes to us courtesy of The Cavalcade of History and Fashion Inc.
The Quiet Wild is a series of photographic portraits of mystical characters in masquerade set against hand-painted landscapes. The portraits playfully mimic the genre of exotic postcards and historical paintings in which a fanciful subject is formally positioned within a make-believe landscape. The hand-painted settings feature Australian scenery including Stockdale’s mother’s property in Bendigo, Melbourne Botanical Gardens and Lake Saint Claire in Tasmania.
Renegades - an exhibition of Outsider Art
This exuberant exhibition of Outsider Art will be on show from 5 September to 12 October as part of its Australian tour.
A KickArts Contemporary Arts (Cairns) initiative, Renegades features a colourful variety of images and artists’ stories, coming from people with intellectual disabilities, from community care centres, psychiatric settings, isolated geographical areas, and simply from those people whom we might call ‘free spirits’.
Works in this exhibition have been sourced from Concord Mental Health Unit and Insideout Studio (Macquarie Hospital) in Sydney, as well as Arts Project Australia in Melbourne, Bindi Art in Alice Springs, Ngaruwanajirri Artists on Bathurst Island, and from a remote Torres Strait community.
It is the first exhibition of outsider art to bring together mainstream and indigenous Australian artists, and its highly-qualified curator, Camille Masson-Talansier, has worked on similar projects as far afield as France and New Mexico. While planning the exhibition, Camille accompanied artist John Demos when he went shopping for paints from his home at Macquarie Hospital's mental health facility, and she spent long hours at Arts Project Australia in Melbourne, which gives artists with an intellectual disability a studio setting .
With all that going on behind the scenes, it is no surprise that the exhibition has been very well received, with The Australian’s art critic, Nicolas Rothwell, describing it as an ‘exceptional journey into realms of otherness’.
Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels
This is the latest exhibition in the ongoing series, Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft, initiated by Object Gallery to celebrate the achievements of the most influential and iconic figures in the Australian crafts movement. Greeno has developed a major body of work specifically for this exhibition, and has supplemented fragile strings of coastally harvested shells, local to her ‘country’, with works that use other traditional materials and techniques, including kelp, echidna quills, bones and found objects.
Is it a bird, is it a plane?
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