About the works: Temperature control 1,2&3 A5 water colour paper, collage and paintings using thermochromic paint (heat sensitive paint). $30 each
“I consciously want to keep my practice experimental. This allows for me to explore the role of an artist as explorer or inventor. A strong focus in my practice is combining hand and machine techniques to create works on paper”
About the exhibition: A travelling feast of miniature art works from a collective of Central Victorian Artists
Small art works, curated and presented to a high standard, will ‘pop up’ at different destinations along the historical railway line from Melbourne to Bendigo. This group show is taking art to the people, allowing broad public interaction with local art and arts practice.
A group show with a BIGGER purpose
Artists will be selected according to curatorial policy, developed via community consultation, with the aim of building a professional arts marketing cooperative. This model allows local artists to leverage individual effort into collective group initiatives, sharing resources for exhibition, presentation, marketing, communications, and distribution of their work.
The PB+J Archives follows the ongoing collaborative practice between local Bendigo artist Pete Byrne and myself. Together we map what it means to collaborate and the dynamics of partnership production. Our practice responds to themes of degradation and reproduction, allowing for a unique tension in our work.
Pete Byrne’s solo practice investigates the body and mind, exploring these themes through enigmatic film photography, as well as printmaking, and bold colourful paintings with stylized figures. My practice explores process, using themes from the Italian art movement Arte Povera, exploring a range of unconventional processes and non-traditional everyday materials.
Together we create mixed media installations, large works on paper, and sculptures. We combine ideas of the body with processes of the everyday.
About the works: Acrylic paint on A4 watercolour paper Subject matter is found images and quotes of Kim Kardashian from a ‘Zoo’ magazine.
About the show: The Fort Collective presents… ‘Girlhood #2’ Bringing together the work of over forty artists, mostly based in Melbourne, Girlhood #2 aims to showcase a broad range of creative interpretations and reflections on gender. From the minds of artists who, themselves, are women or non binary folk, what does it mean to have experienced a girlhood in some way? Or to have had one thrust upon you? Our experiences with gender, and how we are treated because of it, have to some extent helped form who we are. Each of these artists gives us a glimpse into their internal landscape, and by extension, pieces of the collective journey of girlhood, of womanhood, or something in between. Dealing with misinformation and underrepresentation on a daily basis, living in a sexualised and undereducated society. The artists of ‘Girlhood’ are asked to explore these themes within their work, and are free to show anything that speaks ‘girlhood’ to them, or that says something about themselves, as women, as people familiar with the experience of girlhood.
When: 20th of November 6.30 pm 2015 Where: 164 Gore Street, Melbourne, Australia 3065 What: ‘Girlhood 2’ an art exhibition. STRICTLY NO BYO 18 + event