Blue Wish (Marionettes, 2011) is on display at Arthouse Gallery as part of its ‘On Paper’show.
‘On Paper’ brings together new works by twenty-one Arthouse Gallery artists interpreting and experimenting with the paper form. Created specifically for the show, the works consider the aesthetic valency of this often undervalued medium. Historically, paper is rooted in utilitarianism, used to disseminate and record information or as a planning tool for artworks. The pieces in ‘On Paper’ subvert this outmoded perception, positing paper as a fertile contemporary medium. In this way, paper vacillates between form and function, practicality and aestheticism, art and everyday – a unique modality that differentiates it from other art-specific mediums. The show celebrates this liminality by revealing paper’s vast potential, from the intricate, stained surfaces of Belinda Fox to Joshua Yeldham’s hand-carved prints, the experimental paper assemblages of Emma Walker, Katherine Hattam’s characteristic book-page collages, the bold ink landscapes of Ian Greig, Aaron Kinnane’s debut abstracts on paper and much more.
Dates: 12 April–29 March 2017
66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011
RMIT’s photography school is 130 years old, and over its lifetime, it has produced a lot of practising photo artists, including me. To celebrate, RMIT has curated a show featuring work from 60 former students. Photography 130 focuses on the ways RMIT photographic students and staff have reflected the shifting cultural, social and political climates of Melbourne and Australia over the last 130 years. Camellia, from my Vintage Dolls series, reflects on the changing nature of multicultural Australia, and the tension between tradition and change
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