‘Double Entendre – Under the
Southern Cross’ an exhibition by
Antonietta Covino-Beehre and
Marie-Louise Anderson starts tomorrow 14 January through to 15 February at The
Gallery, Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, Brighton Town Hall, cnr Carpenter
& Wilson Streets, Brighton.
The exhibition opening is on
Saturday 17 January 2015 between 2-5pm.
I will once again conduct a
8 week course - Printmaking for beginners at Rings Road Art Studio
commencing Tuesday 3rd February through to 24th March.
In this 8 week course,
students will be guided through the basic foundations of printmaking. Via
practical demonstrations, students will experiment with lino and woodblock
printing techniques, ways of etching and working with copper, monotype prints,
and experiment with colour reduction. The course allows students to create
their own limited edition set of artist prints created with a method of their
choosing, as well as develop a portfolio of experiments demonstrating their
knowledge in the different ways of printing, and image reproduction. The course
will encourage students to conduct visual and technical investigation of the
aesthetic possibilities offered by the printmaking process itself.
For course registration
details contact Rings Road Art Studio:
Corner Carpenter & Wilson Streets (Entry on Wilson
Street), Brighton, VIC 3186
17 January – 15 February 2015
Bringing together bodies of work by Antonietta Covino-Beehre
and Marie-Louise Anderson, Double Entendre: Under the Southern Cross reflects
the experience of an Australian way of life in relation to the land/landscape.
This Access Gallery exhibition will include digital prints, etchings,
lithographs, small installations and sculptures.
The exhibition opens Wednesday 16th July and continues through to the 9th August.
The exhibition will be opened by David Dellafiora, Co founder Field Study International, on Saturday 19th July (4-6pm).
PAGE.PRINT.POST: 50 years of Artists Bookscurated by Debbie Hill and Geoff Wallis, offers a rare insight and overview of the development, range and ambition of the Artists Book over half a century. Featuring books, postal art and other 'alternative spaces' from the 1960s to the 1980s, the exhibition presents a range of significant works from a host of private and public collections in Australia and the UK.
Heather Shimmen’s work goes beyond traditional printmaking techniques through her construction of intricately detailed and highly technical multimedia works incorporating linocuts. Shimmen fuses subject and technique by layering media with fractured and reassembled imagery creating engaging works of beauty and intrigue. Each work is unique, even within an edition, with variations in the hand colouring, cutting, printing and stitching of the various elements within the work.
The now redundant biological classification, Insectivoria (describing mammals which feed primarily on insects) forms the basis for this exhibition, with Shimmen blurring the distinction between insect and mammal resulting in hypothetical, hybrid fantastical creatures. Shimmen’s work is eclectic by nature, playing with relationships between human and animal worlds, sourcing imagery discovered in all manner of places, from reproductions in scientific publications to actual insects found under decaying logs.
Shimmen often incorporates entomological elements with the female figure inspired by folklore and historical tales. Central to this exhibition is an investigation into true, but often preposterous, tales originating from the Australian bush and high seas, resulting in stories translated into a series of portrait cameos that evoke the past and hint at a possible future. “Distortion and refraction within the images are but part of a continued exploration of relationships and interrelationships between the female form/s and the natural world. Responses to this world - of the unpleasant but often minuscule living being - are one of an innate but irrational fear. These women protagonists do not live in a cocooned place separated from this uncomfortable domain but are intertwined around and within it. They are extraordinary creatures.” – Heather Shimmen 2014