OPENING : Thursday 16 May at 6-8 pm.
EXHIBITION : Wed 15 - Sun 26 May , 2019
SPACE 1 : Wasted Forms
Everything we use, waste or discard has a story and a further purpose, from plastic to plank, thereʼs nothing we canʼt 'choose to re-use'. In this body of work I have focused on replicating the confusion and excitement of discovery with strong adhesion to recycling and salvage.
The rigidity of my material supply has led me to work with fluidity, and encouraged a free form approach to the construction of my work. I draw inspiration from natural forms, a Stig-of-the- Dump-like attitude and the stimulation I get from finding interesting items and old materials, even a sheet of broken glass has potential, it has a future. Iʼve made sure all my work has some form of functionality, so it can be more useful in its consumption of resources.
SPACE 2 : Linda Joan Buller
Australian artist Linda Joan Buller has been working and living in Bali for the last 15 years. Linda has painted and exhibited consistently throughout her life. She has been painting since the age of 13.
Linda began her studies at the Anik Silvers Studio at 14 years old. She continued her training at the Bendigo Institute of Technology studying fine arts for three years. During the late seventies and the eighties, Linda was an active member of the Fitzroy (Melbourne) Arts scene as both a performance poet and visual artist participating in group exhibitions and a solo exhibition at Rhumbella's Gallery, Brunswick St. Fitzroy. The City of Preston commissioned Linda Buller to paint the controversial Peace Mural within the Preston market place in 1986.
Linda's work is consciously and also sublimely influenced by her travels, which began in lush tropical Queensland then continued to Central Australia outback with its dry and arid desert, red ochers and stark blue's. She is also influenced by the love she has for her native aboriginal fellow beings, their history and historical cave paintings. This all to the contrast of far away cultures such as Turkey and it's white sands and the old hieroglyphics, it's fairy palaces and chimney's, architecture and archaeology of Greece, which she also loves so dearly.
SPACE 3: Growth.
A plant is able to thrive and grow when the plant is able to absorb nutrients and water from soil. The process of absorption of nutrients via the hairs on the root and expel carbon dioxide once the plant has completed digestion is known as bioavailability which controls the ability of the plant to grow.
To digest the nutrients and expel the carbon dioxide, the plant uses electrons that travel within the soil in a defined network. Hairs on the outer most tip of the root and electron networks can be adversely impacted by the changing environment by decreasing the plant’s ability to thrive.
Thus, understanding how plants absorb nutrients and expel the byproducts is becoming increasingly important as the environment suffers from continued climate change. Within this series of photographic works, I have created an otherworldly atmosphere to explore the plant’s ability to grow and thrive in a strange environment.
OPENING NIGHT & EXHIBITION