Carole Bann is obsessed with drawing and nature, carefully observing the detail, the elements that are missed by a fleeting glance. Offering simultaneous micro and macro views, Obsessive Nature is a selection of works meticulously created using 24ct gold, silver (metalpoint), coloured pencil and graphite.
Carole Bann is part of a long lineage of artists who have used metalpoint, a technique that has been employed since the time of the Old Masters. Carole is one of the few contemporary artists who are bringing this technique into 21st century usage.
The innermost parts of a building; a secret or hidden place.
Autobiographical memories fade if not supported and nourished by contact with other people. Through storytelling, the sharing of experiences and emotions merge our memories with the recollections of others.
Penetralia is a collaborative exhibition by artist Uta Mooney and author Glenn Stenson, who, through their individual genres, share their memories and imagination. Through paintings, symbolic imagery and installations mingled with the written word, they explore those nostalgic places upon which one can never return. Combining these two genres the artists invite viewers to explore a new realm of ideas and hopefully discover a delight in remembering their own stories too.
Face To Face is a series of Zen inspired artworks using recycled found materials, reincarnated into an eclectic range of intriguing portraits.
As I sat outside at my welding bench, shaded from the hot sun by my beach umbrella, with a pile of junk to my right, I emptied my mind (Zen) of any creative ideas, thoughts or pre-planned concepts. I fired up my welder, then randomly selected bits of junk from the pile, placing them on the welding bench. I closed my eyes and using my sense of feeling, positioned the pieces, blind welding them into place. And like magic, faces appeared.
After the first five portraits were completed, the works I made were no longer Zen-inspired. I became aware the intention of my sub conscious mind was to create faces.
Steve Oatway is a Junk Artist, painter and arts director from Mannum.