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Curtin University of Technology
John Curtin Gallery

Access Gallery

2010

twenty people twenty paintings

Postcards from Australia: Mapping Climates of Change

Metamorphose

Permeable Boundaries: Interiors - a field of possibilities

Structuring Perception: architectural projects by Pendal and Neille

13 - Our Faith in Numbers, A Mathematical Conversation with Nature


twenty people twenty paintings
A project facilitated by David Attwod
21 October - 19 November 2010

A Guild on Show exhibition

 

David Attwood, who is currently researching the field of monochrome painting as part of his bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) at Curtin, has invited twenty participants from various walks of life to create a monochrome, with size and materials used, left entirely to the discretion of each contributor.

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Installation views from twenty people twenty paintings, a project facilitated by David Attwood, 2010

 

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Postcards from Australia: Mapping Climates of Change
16 September - 15 October 2010

A Guild on Show exhibition

 

Rosalind Bonser, Nancy Lanario, Vicky Small and Virginia Walsh are Open Universities Australia (OUA) students who met online while studying art by distance education at Curtin University.  The four artists are located around Australia in different time zones with some 4,000km between some of them.  
Postcards from Australia: Mapping Climates of Change
is the first exhibition of the 2010 Guild on Show Grant program, based on the theme "A Climate for Change".

The artists have collaborated to create four large textiles based wall hangings which are presented as 'postcards', representing their interpretations of the biodiversity of their individual areas - regional NSW, Perth and Dunsborough WA, and the ACT. Additionally, each artist has created individual works that draw on the historical symbolism of the bowl as vessel.

 

Rosalind Bonser
(Avoca Beach, NSW Central Coast)

Working with textiles, ceramics, fibres and glass, Rosalind's work for this exhibition maps some aspects of biodiversity from the New South Wales Central Coast, a region abundant in natural resources with large tracts of National and Marine Park.

Rosalind is currently in 3rd year undertaking a Bachelor of Arts (Art) at Curtin University and was a recipient of an Open Universities Undergraduate Academic Scholarship for 2010.

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Rosalind Bonser, detail of contribution to collaborative Postcard: Spring 2010, hand dyed silk and velvet, various fibres, free machine embroidery and felting, 70 x 50 cm

 

 

Nancy Lanario
(Perth, WA)

Nancy Lanario's practice explores natural and architectural environments. Through the work in this exhibition, she explores her own local area of the northern coastal plain, presenting ideas about the underground water catchment of the Gnangara mound, and the diversity of land, plant and insects. Nancy started external studies in 2007, and is close to completing a Bachelor of Arts (Art).

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Nancy Lanario, detail of contribution to collaborative Postcard: Summer 2010, calico, freehand embroidery, acrylic paint and printing ink, 30 x 110 cm

 

Vicky Small
(Dunsborough, WA)

Vicky uses natural and found fibres and objects in her work, which reflect her interest and concerns for the environment in her region.  The work Vicky has made for this exhibition consist of plant materials from the south-west that are captured within felt.  Working with vessel forms, Vicky's work alludes to nurturing and the fragility of the natural environment.

Vicky relocated from NSW to live in the south-west of Western Australia in 2008 and is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Arts (Art) through distance education at Curtin University.

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Vicky Small, detail of contribution to collaborative Postcard: Spring 2010, various fibres and fabric, 30 x 30 cm

 

Virginia Walsh
(Barton, ACT)

For this exhibition Virginia has combined lino prints and human body x-rays to explore the relationship between human settlement and the environment. Her individual ceramic works reflect, through surface treatments, glazes and slips, the local landscape and regeneration after the destructive effect of bushfires.

Following completion of a Diploma of Art in ceramics at The Australian National University, Virginia was keen to expand on her experience and knowledge of other mediums.  Through her studies as an OUA student at Curtin, she has developed an enthusiasm for experimentation with a variety of materials.

 

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Virginia Walsh, Winter Fragment, contribution to collaborative Postcard: Winter 2010, X-rays, lino printing, fabric & machine embroidery, 30 x 50cm

 

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Metamorphose
18 June - 16 July

This exhibition features new paintings by Andrew Mallard.

Order from Chaos
My work is a journey in two experiences: the traumatic events I have endured, and the use of colour and proportion that convey the harmonics and power of unity.

 

Andrew recently appeared on the ABC's Stateline.
To view the story visit: http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2010/06/18/2931334.htm

 

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Andrew Mallard, Solace System, 2010, 160 x 180cm, acrylic on canvas, photo: Di Cubitt

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Andrew Mallard, Solace System (detail), 2010, 160 x 180cm, acrylic on canvas, photo: Di Cubitt

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The opening of Metamorphose at the JCG

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The opening of Metamorphose at the JCG

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Metamorphose, installation view, Access Gallery, JCG, 2010

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Metamorphose, installation view, Access Gallery, JCG, 2010

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Metamorphose, installation view, Access Gallery, JCG, 2010

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Metamorphose, installation view, Access Gallery, JCG, 2010

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Permeable Boundaries: Interiors - a field of possibilities
9 - 30 April 2010

Exploring the diversity and richness of the field of Interior Architexture and Interior Design, this exhibition interrogates the narratives of leading practitioners who are Curtin University Alumni, to highlight Interiors as a field of possiblilties.

 

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Permeable Boundaries: Interiors - A field of possibilities, installation view, JCG, 2010

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Structuring Perception: architectural projects by Pendal and Neille
4 - 26 March 2010

The dilemma associated with architectural exhibitions is that the actual subject of the exhibition, the building itself is not actually on display. The aim of this exhibition is to structure perception - to provoke in viewers other imaginings about things (buildings) that are not literally present.  The exhibition creates a fragment, a moment where sketches, models and spatial experience combine to arouse new imaginings as a result of the things that are present.

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Structuring Perception: architectural projects by Pendal and Neille, installation view, JCG, 2010

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Structuring Perception: architectural projects by Pendal and Neille, installation view, JCG, 2010

 

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13 - Our Faith in Numbers, A Mathematical Conversation with Nature
5 - 28 February 2010

A Guild on Show exhibition

13 - Our Faith in Numbers is a first, joint exhibition by two Curtin Arts Students, Aska Dolinska and John Hutchinson.
A series of 13 mixed-media works forms a loose, historical narrative, which traces the human relationship with the numbers, mathematics, physics and nature.

Humans have always taken mathematics for granted. We believe it to describe all the natural phenomena around us. We have based physics upon it and trust it to predict future experimental outcomes. However it is us, the humankind who defined mathematics in the first place, before we had developed our current understandings of the way the universe works.

This exhibition presents and interrogates our unquestioned faith in numbers and the astounding discoveries made as a result of it. It will aim to inform visitors about the history of mathematics and to explore the meanings that we have given to numbers as well as the problems that numbers have posed for us in science and philosophy.

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John Hutchinson & Aska, Imaginary number, wood+paper, 900x30x30 cm, 2009, photo: Aska

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John Hutchinson & Aska, Man defines 1, wood+grease, 30x30x140 cm, 2009, photo: by Aska

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John Hutchinson & Aska, Back to Nature through Abstraction engraved jarrah burl, 30x30x3 cm, 2009, photo: Aska

 

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