OPENING : Friday 5th January 2018 at 6-8 pm
EXHIBITION : Jan 3-14 , 2018
Gallery 1 : The Confessional Animal
Combining two areas of academic research, confessional art and animal rights, Hughes creates mixed media images with text to tell a series of stories about her life,
her surroundings, and the issues that animals face in contemporary society.
It is an exciting time to be making artwork about animal rights, as society is very quickly coming to realise that there are serious problems with the way animals are treated.
As art has always reflected life, a trend can already be seen emerging, with many artists investigating social, political, and environmental issues from an emotional perspective.
Spanning ten years, this exhibition uses seriality, discussion, and humour, to develop an intimacy between artwork and viewers that may act as a cause for change."
Gallery 2 : Reversing Rigor Mortis
Reversing Rigor Mortis is a new body of work by New Zealand born painter Matt Limmer.
The show consists of paintings of strange, slightly grotesque vulnerable figures occupying dark landscapes and even darker inner environments.
The sad misunderstood figures deal with subject matter such as loneliness, isolation and directionless. Hallucinatory projections are represented by the characters who are in conflict with the human condition and reality as it is presented.
Melbourne-based, Limmer graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Graphic Design from Brisbane’s Queensland College of Art in 2008. His work has been exhibited throughout Queensland and this will be his first show in Melbourne.
Gallery 3 : Things we have seen
I predominately paint with oils. I try to capture the essence of a brief moment or idea through multiple perspectives both visually and emotionally. Two people could walk down the same road and have completely different experiences; my aim is create artworks that visually construct fleeting memories that people can read and somehow identify empathetically with some aspect of the image and use this as a starting point to explore what’s happening within the image. I use references from found photos that have been lost or discarded, self-taken photos as well as images formed from my personal experiences.
OPENING NIGHT & EXHIBITION