7 - 25 April 2010
Skin – songlines
The Loading Dock & Loading Zone
Exhibitions opened by artist ADAM HILL, 2009 finalist in the Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards and the Wynne Prize, at 6.30 pm Thursday 8 April
Skin-songlines is a solo show by Belangee, (also known as Liz cameron) , a Masters student at the University of Newcastle, who is researching Indigenous philosophy. Her show depicts the relationships and connections to life through the use of texture and pattern. These large paintings are mesmerizing as they celebrate Aboriginal lore and traditional knowledge.
Kristie Lee Butler
Casey Lee Wright
The Long Room and Media Space
Mixed Messages is a group show featuring work by first year Fine Art and Design students that explores issues of identity, censorship, and sense of place. These diverse works of photography, painting and installations are starting points for these talented artists as they move forward with their studies.
The Pit and Hoist
D raw continues my exploration of the possibilities of drawing and installation. I am interested in found objects and manipulating them to create alternative/new materials for mark making. In this work I use video tape as a dynamic line; its potential for movement and apparent fluidity gives a life force to the ideas and concepts that inform this installation. The plastic outer casing is crushed to form a coarse ‘pigment’ and is installed like a mandala over the surface of the space. This connects the video tape to its former context while also literally smashing it to pieces to produce new possibilities for meaning around this object. Lorretta Swindale
Nest to Nesting
The Locker Room
The exhibition Nest to Nesting reflects the past two years of my art making practice that has developed into an ongoing investigation of domesticated space, and the interface it has with constructed other spaces. The works in Nest to Nesting explore the notions of child’s play and travel and how both provide a means of escape from the confinement of a domesticated reality allowing oneself to occupy an other place. Of particular concern is where the autobiographical girl child belongs within these constructions. Rachael Ireland