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Curtin University of Technology
John Curtin Gallery

Access Gallery - 2006

Contempoaray Kimono

Between These Walls: The Cambodian Genocide

20/20

Tainted Paradise

Enigma and Rose Portrait Series by Janis Nedela

The Language of Photography


Contemporary Kimono
6 October–3 November 2006

Contemporary Kimono is an exhibition illustrating contemporary Japanese fibre artist’s responses to the traditions of the Kimono. The Japanese artists selected are highly esteemed fibre artists who utilise a variety of traditional techniques in their work. These techniques have been applied to create new and innovative interpretations of the kimono. Contemporary Kimono brings together the work of highly esteemed Japanese fibre artists Hiroyuki Shindo and Shikoko Fukumoto, and contemporary, quirky works by young designers Kasuko Shibuya and Makiko Shigeta.

Mikiko Shigeta

Makiko Shigeta, Kimono


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Between These Walls: The Cambodian Genocide
4 - 15 September 2006

In his first public exhibition, Canadian photographer Jonathan Gordon explores the architectural remnants of Cambodia's Polpot genocide. Long after the people involved have moved on or died, the Phnom Penh SS21Tuol Sleng torture facility stands as a testament to the severity of this modern tragedy. The photographs challenge the viewers understanding of cultural war, organised violence and the role of the bystander in large-scale conflicts.

Jonathan Gordon

Jonathan Gordon, Between These Walls, digital print on paper, 2006, image courtesy of the Artist

A Guild On Show exhibition.


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nitting. I choose to work in an area that questions the categorizing of art. My practice sits firmly at the juncture of domestic textiles and sculpture: it is ‘crafted art’. The works are multi-layered, exploring technique, rural and domestic heritage and thought-provoking social themes. Through the medium of knitting, I hope to encourage the viewer to consider the weaving together of diverse cultures and religions within our society.


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20/20
13 – 28 August 2006

Everything in hindsight is 20/20. What appears so clear and easily understandable on refection can be unfocused and blurry at the time of experience. This unique exhibition showcases the results of an experiment conducted by designers Ashely Doodkorte and Yolanda Stapleton in which they attempt to capture and reflect on the concept of campus cultural life and their time in design school. Over a period of ten days a series of original works were produced, one for each day. Upon completion these works were exchanged and a response to each individual piece was composed. The forty resulting works are a visual documentation of the experience and comprise an offbeat narrative of reflection and introspection.

This is the first in a series of the Curtin Student Guild sponsored On Show exhibitions. On Show aims to promote the artistic and creative projects of student Guild Members by providing financial assistance to exhibit in the Access Gallery at the John Curtin Gallery on the theme of Campus Cultural Life.

Ashley Doodkorte

Ashley Doodkorte, 20/20, 2006, image courtesy of the Artist


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Tainted Paradise
12 May-30 June 2006

Tainted Paradise is an exhibition of Western Australian print artists and Curtin graduates Rick Vermey, Matthew Hunt and Bevan Honey. The works show a diversity of process and technique in contemporary print, with each artist examining and drawing inspiration from Australian culture, politics and exploring identity and the suburban experience. Curated by Elizabeth Delfs, Third Year Bachelor of Arts (Fashion and Textile Design) student.

Vermey image: New Arrivals
Rick Vermey, New Arrivals, digital print, 2000, 40 x 38cm, edition of 3, Curtin University of Technology Art Collection

 

Vermey image Going places
Rick Vermey, Going Places, digital print, 2000, 40 x 38 cm, edition of 3, Curtin University of Technology Art Collection


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Enigma and Rose Portrait Series by Janis Nedela
20 March - 13 April 2006

Curated by Jody Fitzhardinge, this is an exhibtion of works by Janis Nedela, which were donated to the Curtin University of Technology Art Collection in 2004 by David Forrest. A copy of the accompanying text written by Jody Fitzhardinge can be downloaded here (69KB PDF file).


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The Language of Photography
10 February-10 March 2006

Photographic works from the Curtin University of Technology Art Collection by Allan Vizents and John Ogden. Curated by Candice Anderson.

 


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