Thursday, March 13, 2014

Upcoming Exhibitions: Opening May 3rd, 5-8pm

Daylesford Group Residency Exhibition
Curated by Annette Chang

(front gallery)

Annette Chang
Linda Loh
Naomi Nicholls
Grayden Shelley
Kate Wallace

One wintry weekend in November 2013, five artists converged at a large converted farmhouse, just out of Daylesford. Without intention or plan, apart from leaving home behind, they shared the space, pottered, cooked, showed work, took photos, walked, talked, watched, slept, faced off cows, befriended birds, got wet, doodled, played with video cameras, reclined in huge couches, and revelled in the sense of timelessness.

This exhibition is an outcome of that weekend. Using diverse media and methods, including video, projection, installation, painting and photography, the artists in this show demonstrate some of the propositions initiated by such a short incubation in a specific location.

Annette Chang

Paintings and sculpture
(rear gallery)

All works in this exhibition were made of recycled or easily available materials. By manipulating and re-configuring these, the artist has transformed them, giving them a new life and value. Embodying unfamiliar experiences of texture and density, as well as compression and expansion, the previously existing materials transcend their mundane origins, offering new interpretations beyond the ordinary.
Image left: (Annette Chang, Black & White 1 (detail) Image right: (Linda Loh, 'Burner' video still)