30 Years In The Making
I chose clay for its immediacy. The record of a gesture with the thumb to lead into a proposition. A clean scrafitto drawing like Picasso, captured in a minute.
A quick wit scratched into a clay comment. I begin with a profile, a face, then flesh out a figure like Rodin. Glossy glazes pop like Oldenburg. Art and it's audience is my subject. I give you poetry and irony in the discipline of earth, wind and fire. From Maryborough to Brisbane to Melbourne and back, ceramics and drawing represent me and my curiosity since 1988.
~ Susie Hansen
Saturday afternoon, 7 March 3pm – 6pm
7 March – 28 March 2020
Flower Power is a slogan emblematic of the counter culture of the 1960’s. Conversely, flower painting is hardly a radical activity and for me to continue to include floral imagery without falling into the ease of repetition I try to create new ways to present my work.
The use of collaged elements has always interested me, mostly on the periphery of paintings but for this exhibition I have chosen to work on 12mm thick plywood that allows me to attach metal and ephemera over the whole surface area. It is like solving a puzzle only knowing vaguely what the end result might be.
In early 2019 I visited Tasmania and the USA for the first time. This current work has been greatly influenced by those adventures. Before leaving I had produced some still lifes of my power tools with roses, thus Power Flower. In the US amongst so much great art I came across Andy Warhol’s “Drill”, 1961 that I had never known of before. I felt some synchronicity.
~ Stephen Nothling
contemporary lease space
Coming soon (upstairs)
An exhibition of contemporary jewellery and small objects.
Thursday night, 19 March 6pm – 8pm
17 March – 28 February 2020
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