EXHIBITION ARCHIVE 2000
COLOUR OF WATER
Touch the Water
INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2000 (PIAF)
SU BAKER, LESLEY DUXBURY, GALLIANO FARDIN, AKIO MAKIGAWA, FRANK MORRIS,
JÁNIS NEDÉLA, DOUGLAS SHEERER, ALEX SPREMBERG, HOWARD TAYLOR
New Paintings and Drawings
This is Marie Hobbs first exhibition since 1995 and also her first at Galerie Düsseldorf.
In this time she has continued to work on several different levels from large canvasses to quite small works, still life and panels of smaller studies.
Where her last exhibition focused on memories and recollections, the emphasis in recent paintings implies a more collective, historical dreaming. Inspiration is drawn from the Western Australian landscape, Arnhem Land and the stone coastal pools of New South Wales constructed by convict labour in the nineteenth century. The feelings of significance experienced in these places are explored through a layering of figurative and abstract elements. The tensions within her paintings suggest what cannot be seen - the ghosts and experiences of other times which are tenuously tied to the present by fragments of the past still remaining.
WORKS - Paintings and Constructions
Douglas Chambers is one of three Artists to be showcased at ArtFair 2000 in
Melbourne later this year and was the subject of a major survey exhibition at
the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 1991. Now living in Balingup in WAs
South West he remains resolutely committed to a life away from the city. His
work touches the earth and captures the breath of both landscape and fauna.
Ernst Ellemunter was the co-winner, along with Andrea Williams, of the inaugural the 1998 Galerie Düsseldorf / Curtin University School of Art, Post Graduate Scholarship. During this exhibition you will be able to buy your organic fruit and vegetables from ErnstsVegievan in the gallery. The viewer becomes the user in this interactive art piece, expanding and questioning the notion of what art is and continually re-defining the boundaries between modes of professional practice. Also to be seen - documentation, drawings, photos, film and other visuals from his organic work.
- FROM THE DUSTLESS HOUSE and from - THE KNOWLEDGE WORKS
important exhibition which pays tribute to David Watt - Artist, Lecturer and
Friend who died far too young in Queanbeyan, NSW, 7 May 1998. This important
exhibition of constructions, sculptures and drawings will allow the viewer to
take a Backward Glance at his work.
(David Watt curated the Perth sculpture survey exhibition A Backward Glance in 1991)
25 JUNE - 16 JULY 2000 (THIS EXHIBITION HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE)
THE DIGITAL - relocating the spirit - THE CODED IMAGE 2
Douglas Sheerers last solo exhibition in 1994 The Coded Image - an abstraction examined the way in which we consider and accept coded images as art. The work in that exhibition was structured around the 'pre-definition' of symbolic representations, rather than the generally accepted manifestation itself. These pre-codes form the building blocks for this exhibition of constructions, works on paper and electronic media - as the digital meets the physical.
this years residency and exhibition in India, Karl Wiebkes new work
offers the viewer vibrant abstractions of flowing colour. Karl Wiebkes
work was the subject of a major survey exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western
Australia in 1993.
WORKS - Wall Sculptures - Paintings - Drawings
as the pre-eminent living Australian artist by Bruce James in Februarys
edition of The Art Collector, Howard Taylor is now in his 82nd year. He continues
to closely examine the phenomenon of nature, translating and transcending these
absolute essences into distilled artworks.
BAKER + SU BAKER
Allan Baker born in 1921 in Murwillumba, NSW, has made a significant contribution to the Western Australian artistic community since his arrival in Perth in 1949, both as an artist and as Deputy Director of The Art Gallery of Western Australia and the founding Curator of Pictures and Works of Art at the University of Western Australia.
A student of the National Gallery School, Melbourne in the post war years, his early commitment to a socially engaged role for art has formed the core of his artistic life.Su Baker is currently Associate Professor, Head of The School of Art, at the Victorian College of the Arts, the contemporary manifestation of the National Gallery School.
Allan Baker's major works include studies of people and places from his travels in the Northwest in WA, Europe and Greece. Su Baker has inherited her father's interest in portraiture as part of her working process. Her portrait of Noel Counihan, friend and mentor of her father was hung in the 1981 Archibald Prize and her entry entitled Self-Portrait at 6 Paces , won the Portia Geach Memorial Prize, in 1997. Over the developing years of her career self-portraiture was a constant theme.
generational influences have changed the forms of representation, inherent in
this exhibition are the synergies and visual empathy in the work and life of
father and daughter. .
in Meckering in 1926 Brian McKay formed the Perth Group in 1976 with Guy Grey
Smith, Robert Juniper and Tom Gibbons. He later joined the Praxis group in 1976.
A major survey of his work was held at the Art Gallery of WA in 1982. Having
spent many of the past few years engaged in major public art commissions such
as the Central Park foyer and the new sculpture in East Perth, his first solo
exhibition for many years is eagerley awaited.
Sprembergs major survey exhibition Works from 1976 - 1994 at The Lawrence
Wilson Gallery in 1994 documented well his long lasting engagement with paint,
surface and support.
In this new group of paintings he explores luscious transluscent mediums.
material correct at the time of publishing 16 February 2000. Exhibition details
are always subject to change.
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Directors Magda + Douglas Sheerer