Exhibition between 24 Aug - Sep 12

 

Gallery 1 : Double Moon by Jaedon Shin The notion of “double moon” conjures up not just an image of ‘two moons’ but rather alludes to the duplicate interpretation of a single entity the obverse and reverse of the same phenomenon: When we struggle in the darkness who are we struggling against? Is it an opponent or a partner? A friend or a fiend? And should we thus divide and distinguish our allegiances setting artificial distinctions of partisanship …  who is on ‘our side’?  This is a construct of the biased mindseeing things in terms of“them and us”.  And so, in this series those things are seen by the light of the silvery moon, and are also seen by the light of its twin, slightly blood-red moon.  The theme of Shin Jaedon’s work “Double Moon” is an exploration of the psychological state of individuals who form part of the background in situations of conflict he observes the confrontation and turmoil without commenting on the politics of the events themselves.

Gallery 1 : Double Moon by Jaedon Shin

The notion of “double moon” conjures up not just an image of ‘two moons’ but rather alludes to the duplicate interpretation of a single entity the obverse and reverse of the same phenomenon: When we struggle in the darkness who are we struggling against? Is it an opponent or a partner? A friend or a fiend? And should we thus divide and distinguish our allegiances setting artificial distinctions of partisanship … 

who is on ‘our side’?  This is a construct of the biased mindseeing things in terms of“them and us”.  And so, in this series those things are seen by the light of the silvery moon, and are also seen by the light of its twin, slightly blood-red moon. 

The theme of Shin Jaedon’s work “Double Moon” is an exploration of the psychological state of individuals who form part of the background in situations of conflict he observes the confrontation and turmoil without commenting on the politics of the events themselves.

Gallery 2 : Fragile by Avan Anwar To create a relationship and a balance between the past and present, memory and reality. I have learnt how flowers can create positive images and represent hope and rebirth in the bright and dark sides of my memory at the time of war and destruction. The colours of flowers represent for me optimism in life and the attempts to overcome difficulties. In my works I have a wish to express this optimism and show that life will continue.  As nature reproduces again and again in the cycle of seasons. All materials are symbolic in meaning and the process of representing the flux of time and memory.  The aim of this art project is to reflect on the destructive outcome of war on society and me personally. I will try to show how war is causing damage and freeze many things in plaster to show that life is curtailed by war and is without progress. Plaster is used in the place of soil, because it is artificial and not natural. Showing how the content is changing after been affected by the socio-political context, how the content will change from one context to another, while the form may remain the same. I intend to show how script is important for the human and cultural identity. I have used plaster because it is also related to my childhood memory. Plaster was used in my physical environment and for my representing my previous culture. It also represents a gradual decaying of materials.

Gallery 2 : Fragile by Avan Anwar

To create a relationship and a balance between the past and present, memory and reality.
I have learnt how flowers can create positive images and represent hope and rebirth in the bright and dark sides of my memory at the time of war and destruction. The colours of flowers represent for me optimism in life and the attempts to overcome difficulties. In my works I have a wish to express this optimism and show that life will continue. 

As nature reproduces again and again in the cycle of seasons. All materials are symbolic in meaning and the process of representing the flux of time and memory. 

The aim of this art project is to reflect on the destructive outcome of war on society and me personally. I will try to show how war is causing damage and freeze many things in plaster to show that life is curtailed by war and is without progress. Plaster is used in the place of soil, because it is artificial and not natural. Showing how the content is changing after been affected by the socio-political context, how the content will change from one context to another, while the form may remain the same. I intend to show how script is important for the human and cultural identity. I have used plaster because it is also related to my childhood memory. Plaster was used in my physical environment and for my representing my previous culture. It also represents a gradual decaying of materials.

Gallery 3 : A Home Among the Gum Treesby Joshua Hook 'In this new body of work, Joshua Hook explores the theme of identity, that of the prevailing Australian experience as well as his own identity and its relationship to this 'Australian' character.  Through the representation of settings, scenes and moments in his life as snapshots or stills in a larger story, Josh examines the forces that have shaped him as a white middle class male growing up in the suburbs and what impact they may have had upon him and his identity. The tension created in this series of drawings will also question the legitimacy that these symbols and cultural signifiers are to the Australian identity and how representative that identity is to the wider society of our country and people.

Gallery 3 : A Home Among the Gum Treesby Joshua Hook

'In this new body of work, Joshua Hook explores the theme of identity, that of the prevailing Australian experience as well as his own identity and its relationship to this 'Australian' character. 

Through the representation of settings, scenes and moments in his life as snapshots or stills in a larger story, Josh examines the forces that have shaped him as a white middle class male growing up in the suburbs and what impact they may have had upon him and his identity.

The tension created in this series of drawings will also question the legitimacy that these symbols and cultural signifiers are to the Australian identity and how representative that identity is to the wider society of our country and people.