We snuck in bright and early before the crowds this morning to check out Revealed at the Fremantle Art Centre. Indigenous artists have travelled from distant corners of the state to sell their creations for one day only. Freo local Tyrown Waigana from Crawlin Crocodile was among the artists making their talent accessible to the public.
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How could western painting ever be compared with Aboriginal rock art – aren’t they just too different?
Tomorrow March 7 at AH Bracks Library + Creative Space in Melville, Emeritus Professor Richard Read will be discussing just that.
The talk begins with some of the disastrous consequences that arise from the framing habits of Europeans when they first encountered the glories of Aboriginal art.
You can buy the very reasonably priced tickets ($5) right here. Morning tea is also provided (yum!).
– B – A – R – commemorates 100 years of the Armistice of World War I with large scale paintings that reference the 3 Gang Medal Ribbon Bar that all Australian troops were issued with to denote their inclusion and attendance in the major theatres of the war. This exhibition was commissioned by the Vancouver Arts Centre as part of a series marking the Armistice Centenary.
Paul Moncrieff has been exhibiting since 1978 and his work is held by a considerable number of major public and private Australian collections. In this time he has held more than 20 solo, 10 shared and innumerable group exhibitions. He has curated several thematic exhibitions. Until 2007 he was the coordinator of the Painting and Drawing programme at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. Moncrieff’s studio work evolves directly from observed and experienced incidents which metamorphose in the studio into designed and made art objects. Recently, his practice has been non objective – formal juxtapositions of shaped and painted industrial surfaces. He lives at Kent River on the south coast of WA., where he has built and designed his house, studio, and workshop. He continues to develop and evolve his art practice.
* You can check out Paul’s website made by Super Minimal right here.
Opening night Friday 5 October 2018 6pm
85 Vancouver Street, Albany
Exhibition runs until Friday 2 November 2018
Opening tomorrow at Art Collective in Cathedral Square Perth is Helen Smith‘s show Blue Highway.
Helen’s minimal style and bold colours are a joy to see on canvas. Included in the exhibition will be large scale oil paintings and a selection of Helen’s photographic work. The show runs from 21 April – 19 May 2018.