Upcoming Exhibitions //
Exhibitions Run October 15 - 26
ALL IN THE MIND
This body of work is the coming together of creative projects that I have been working on for the past five years. The glass pieces were produced over several years of my work as an glass artist. These have become canvases for the pieces produced during more recent years while engaging in the studies of psychology and meditation.
The coloured glass panels are the result years of experimenting with an ancient technique of pouring different colours of glass out of the flower pot onto a kiln shelf at the temperature of 930C. The clear glass was cast during the art residency at VRIJ GLASS Foundation in the Netherlands in 2011. Most of the work is made out of recycled glass and combines kiln-forming, coldworking, and screen printing techniques. All illustrations are hand drawn by a friend and illustrator, Michelle Terry.
One of the major influences for this exhibition is the Mindfulness Journal, which I produced as a tool for my future work and to encourage children to engage in regular drawing and reflection practice. A section of the Mindfulness Journal will be read at the Opening of the Exhibition on October 15, 2015.
LOOKING OUT / LOOKING IN
Curated by Gaffa
A Gaffa curated multi media group show that brings together different artists who use the landscape as a device to examine personal, social or historical issues.
T H E R E Z I L E N C E C Y C L E
With this body of work, Z A M I wanted to probe deeply into the center of the subconscious, exploring the darkness was his main aim and how it effects ones energy. We think energy is colourful and psychedelic, this is true but Z A M I feels sometimes darkness must first take appearances. Shaping black ink into geometric forms on raw canvas Z A M I gave birth to T H E R E Z I L E N C E C Y C L E.
T H E R E Z I L E N C E C Y C L E is about the beginning and the end, it’s about everything in anything that expands beyond thought, it is human abstraction left to decide what is inside willing to be revealed.
THE NARRATIVE OF LOCATION
Curated by Shivanjani Lal
The Narrative of Location is an ambitious project that will travel across 2 states. It will promote the work of 8 artists who live in 3 different cities over 8 exhibitions. This exhibition series will attempt to have conversations about what it means to be of multiple cultures in contemporary Australia. Specifically it will broaden the migrant and minority story and showcase the complexity which will challenge the viewers understanding of Australia today. Whilst giving agency to a group of emerging and established artists in creating a prolonged dialogue about hybridity with audiences.
Carl Noonan’s pendant series represents symbiotic relationships in the natural world. The silver pendants double as 3D puzzle pieces, connecting to create sculpture objects that symbolise how beauty is created through complex systemic relationships. While each piece is beautiful in itself, the intention of its shape is unclear. When looking at one piece in isolation, it is difficult to imagine how they interconnect to form a whole object. In this way, the pendants were designed with the intention of the whole in mind.
Carl has used regular polyhedrons (three dimensional shapes with identical surfaces) to represent the elementary building blocks of nature. He wants the wearer to be reminded of how individual elements are designed to support each in complex, co-dependent systems. In experiencing wonder at the cleverness of nature, we must also consider how disruption of these intricate systems will inevitably result in the falling apart of the whole.
REFRACTIONS OF LIGHT
Cassandra Daw studied glass casting at Sydney College of the Arts and has exhibited nationally and internationally since 2000.
This body of work is inspired by Fibonacci sequences, ice crystals and the spiral forms found in nature. The work combines cast glass, silver and brass to create wearable glass and metal sculptures that explore the interplay of light, colour and form.