Galleries 1 & 2
9 - 27 November 2016
Opening Wednesday 9 November, 6.30-8pm
Emma Byrnes, Jason Fitts, Alexandra Irini, Bronni Krieger, Mary Martin, Nicola Reavley, Kim Roberts & Katherine Westfold
The common ground shared by the artists in this exhibition is the mysterious drive to interpret the intangible through making an image, whatever the obstacles. This drive is as old as humankind and emerges in unlikely places.
These artists have come together in two groups to work on the task of finding and teasing out the thread that, once woven, becomes the fabric and meaning of one’s own visual language.
There are, of course, influences and precedents, but each starting point is the artist’s own, paradoxically found whilst groping in the dark, bringing together the play of materials and gesture until the image finds its resonance with an interior state.
Dialogue with others in the group has been important; considered, critical and supportive, exposing the work to its first audience and taking on the challenge to risk and extend one’s working vision. Bearing witness to the ebb and flow of another’s creative process illuminates the darker recesses of ones own, and therein lies the subtle catalysing effect of the group.
Sarah Tomasetti, November 2016
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