Thursday, 28 July 2011

Dan's Q & A session - very interesting

conversation ....

Dan explains something about his painting process - perhaps the significance of dragon's bones ...

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Angela Hughes - next show on 29th July

There has been a great response to Angela's work in Fast Friends - here are the details of an event she has in remembrance of our animal friends, to be held on July 29th at 6pm at POP Gallery, 12 Ipswich Road Woolloongabba, with an opening talk by Andrew Bartlett:

This is also an event to remember your own animal friends... Attendees are encouraged to bring along photographs, letters, flowers or any other sentiments to place at the foot of the work.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Artist talks for Fast Friends at lunchtimes - finished for now

Informal Q & A sessions in the Fast Friends exhibition space are scheduled for 
12.35-1pm (between morning & afternoon classes)
as follows:

THURSDAY July 21: Jill Barker (Curator)

TUESDAY July 26: Marcel Daniels a good discussion! People brought their lunch & there were lots of questions...

THURSDAY July 28: Dan Mafé

TUESDAY August 2: John Madden

Just turn up - these short sessions are always interesting whether you ask a question or just listen! And bring your lunch, if you need to....


People becoming fast friends at the opening...

this is the pre-opening event to get to know the artists....
conversations between people who hadn't met before started quickly

and some tried out one of the exhibits.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Installing the exhibition continues...

Ben in action installing the show. Works by Jaishree Srinivasan, John Madden and Angela Hughes in view.

work by John Madden and by Angela Hughes in view

work by Kim Demuth in view
All images courtesy of the artists and the curator.

Monday, 11 July 2011

The work of Moo Design & John Madden

Moo Design is a creative collaboration between artist Angus McDonald and furniture maker John Madden.

For Fast Friends, John Madden will show some of his own beautifully crafted designs as well as something from Moo Design.

Here are some images of previous work - both images courtesy of the artists. 

Profile chair
Upholstered Cowhide
Plantation hardwood
With Matthew Butler, designer

Rivera chair
American Oak
Clear lacquer finish
Upholstered cowhide webbed seat and side panels
Stainless Steel ring

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Digital photographs from Marcel Daniels

Marcel sent me these really carefully observed photographs of his I hadn't seen before - unpeopled, evocative and powerful - the series named The Eloquence of Otherness.

All images courtesy of Marcel Daniels.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Big plump clouds of paint

Look at these big clouds of paint bursting out of the wall in this line of paintings by Dan Mafe: 

Actually a bit difficult to see clearly as its a low res image - but the surface of these other paintings give you an idea of how Dan uses paint to play with spatial qualities: 

All images courtesy of the artist and Jan Manton Gallery

Monday, 4 July 2011

Work by Jaishree Srinivasan

Jaishree Srinivasan makes wonderfully colourful and decorative ceramic works. They can be viewed and enjoyed on many levels, whether you understand the cultural significance of the symbols used or not. Her pieces have the energy and liveliness of Indian folk art, but function as contemporary art pieces - sometimes as installations as in the 2005 work shown below ...

Sub version (detail) 2005 ceramic. Photo: David Sandison
 ... and sometimes as objects, as in these earlier teapots with storage boxes.

Millennium bug teapots 1999

All images courtesy of the artist.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Pace Project Exhibitions - list of artists participating

There are 3 exhibitions at BIA in 2011 as part of the Pace Project.

The first exhibition opened in March, and was called Drawling - a slow kind of show - and the artists who had work in that exhibition were Peter Biddulph; Kylie Jury; Judith Kentish: Phoebe McDonald; Richard Stride; Sandra Selig & Catherine Brown (with sound by 'Fractions').

The second exhibition Fast Friends will open on July 19, 6-8 pm.  [Be there!]
Artists in this second show are Marcel Daniels; Kim Demuth; Moo Design: Angela Hughes; John Madden; Daniel Mafe; & Jaishree Srinivasan.

The third exhibition will be opening in early November. I have confirmed that Sharon Jewell will show work in the third exhibition ... I had asked Sharon to be part of Drawling, but she was awarded the unmissable opportunity to go to Finland for an Australia Council residency in the first part of the year. Now she's returned and as well as taking part in the third Pace exhibition, Sharon has agreed to present a talk about her experiences in Finland. [Don't miss it!]