6 June – 24 June 2012
Exhibitions opened by Anne McLaughlin, previous Curator of Watt Space, at 6.30 pm Thursday 7 June
The Loading Dock and Pit
Spectrum of Emotions
As an artist I have a passion for sculpting and painting and I have found, as my practice develops, that the two disciplines intertwine - my paintings become sculptural.
Spectrum of Emotions is my perception of the feelings that depression and anxiety induce. I hope, through my artwork, to give the audience some sort of understanding or empathy for these illnesses. Through my interpretation of this emotional turmoil I hope to encourage us as human beings to make more of an effort to respond to one another and to realise the effect we can have upon individuals.
Spectrum of Emotions
The Long Room
Pathways to you
LYNDA LEE LEWIS
We are all formed from stars.
All the molecules that make up humans, in-fact the entire planet and everything on it, were created by an ancient exploding star billions of years ago, as expressed in astronomer Carl Sagan’s famous quote;
“We are all made from stardust.”
These works explores this idea that we are all made from the same stuff. Questioning who we are, how we try to group, classify and define ourselves but how ultimately we could transcend culture, religion, gender and race, and that we are all deeply connected.
This series of paintings mainly consists of monochrome geometric shapes juxtaposed against organic paint pouring. Exploring these concepts through mapping, star systems, coding and genetics, the series of works connect the lines that draw us all together.
[Video] Pathways to You – Lynda Lee Lewis exhibition Filmed by John Cliff, posted in The NAG (Novocastrian Arts Group)
Lynda Lee Lewis - Pathways to you
The Locker Room
Light and Enlightenment
Considering the footprint we wish to leave for future generations, the works of art presented seek to highlight the beauty and wonder of the physical world, and to express a concern for our planet which is in grave danger due to global warming. As Doctor David Suzuki recently noted, We are altering the very chemical atmosphere of the earth. If we want future generations to have a life of dignity, business as usual is morally unacceptable.
Historically bowls have a long tradition of use for ceremony and ritual. Using light as a metaphor and the luminosity of porcelain as a conduit, the concept is condensed into thought and process.
Anne Too - Light and Enlightenment
Through these eyes
In her first solo exhibition, Through These Eyes, Rachel Duffin explores the relationship between herself and the world. The mediums of drawing and screen-printing see everyday objects reduced into simple lines and bold shapes as a way to understand them, appearing more realistic (or obscured) than the preconceived idea in her mind.
Rachel Duffin recently completed her Bachelor of Fine Art at the University of Newcastle in 2011 after finishing her Advanced Diploma of Fine Art at Newcastle Art School in 2010. Rachel is currently studying Masters of Teaching in secondary visual art.