Thursday, January 24, 2013

'In(Two)Art' and 'Unveiled' exhibitions

Monarch Butterfly Winged Woman, 2010, acrylic on linen, 
36 x 36 cm, in the touring exhibition In(Two)Art

With a new project beginning in the studio, these group exhibitions each include an older work of mine that has helped to pave its way. Both works have previously featured on this blog, particularly the latter, which in a cropped form also serves as blog title illustration. I hope you will make allowances for the repetition, which is mainly for the benefit of first-time visitors.

In(Two)Art has resumed its extensive tour. The exhibition features 30 artist couples, including my partner Shane Jones and myself. It opens at Goulburn Regional Gallery, NSW this evening, Thursday 24th January, at 6pm.

Corner Church & Bourke Streets
Goulburn NSW 2580

The exhibition continues until 28 February

Its next venue is Swan Hill Regional Gallery, where it will run from 21 March - 28 April.

Installation view: Unveiled,  Manningham Art Gallery
Left to right: linocuts Sister Act by Deborah Klein
and Cry by Heather Shimmen

Yesterday evening Shane and I attended the launch of Unveiled: Art from the Manningham, Maroondah and Whitehorse Artspace Collections at Manningham Art Gallery. Coincidentally, this exhibition, which opened exactly 24 hours earlier than In(Two)Art, also includes a work by each of us.

Pictured above is an installation view of my linocut Sister Act, 2000 which hangs alongside Cry, 2008, a linocut by Heather Shimmen.

The exhibition includes both contemporary and historical works from the galleries’ permanent collections, and shows across all three venues. 

Unveiled was curated by Megan McEvoy, Manningham Art Gallery, Wendy Garden, Maroondah Art Gallery and Jacquie Nichols-Reeves, Whitehorse Artspace.

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Doncaster Vic 3108

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 am  - 5 pm

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Ringwood Vic 3134

Hours:  Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday 12 pm – 4 pm

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Box Hill Vic 3128

Hours: Tuesday and Friday 10 am – 3pm
Wednesday and Thursday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 12 pm – 4 pm

Exhibition dates (Manningham Art Gallery): 23 January – 16 February

Exhibition dates (Maroondah Art Gallery and Whitehorse Artspace): 23 January – 2 March

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Charging into 2013

And so we gallop into another year. In Ballarat a little less than a fortnight ago, I overheard someone's shocked exclamation that she had already seen some Easter eggs in one of the stores. At that moment, the grim realization set in that this was going to be another One of Those Years. No wonder the days whizz by so quickly. We have barely enough time to absorb the present, when we are flung headlong into the future.

Doing my best to rise above all of this, I've had my head down starting some new work, most of it book and zine related. The title of the painting pictured directly above is A Tall Tale; it's the basis for the first of the books. To see the book in progress, visit Moth Woman Press by clicking HERE.

Pictured from top:

Phonographer and
A Tall Tale

All 2012, acrylic on canvas, 9 x 7 cm
Photographed by Tim Gresham