BEN RAK: PICTURES OF SCRATCHES - 28 October - 4 December 2016
A tongue-in-cheek look at media hierarchies of the art world and the fetishisation of the artist’s mark. Responding to today’s trend of ‘grunge’ art – art that is purposefully made to look rough – Rak features rather than hides marks and scratches from etching plates. These scratches, an unintentional by-product of the etching process, are often recognised by audiences as the truly authentic marks of the artist. Through the use of various media Rak questions the degree to which the ‘value’ of the work changes when the image is an editioned etching, a one-off screen print on canvas, or hand painted on canvas.
Image: Picture of Scratches #2, 2016, acrylic silkscreen on paper, 120 x 80cm
EDOLS AND ELLIOTT: SURVEY - 28 October - 4 December 2016
This survey exhibition of stunning glass works by Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott is a celebration of an extensive body of work produced over the past 20 years. Their works are informed by poetry and traditions, where imagery of rushing water are stylized and Japanese textile design are sources for inspiration. The fluidity of the glass medium lends itself to the exploration of diverse themes, referencing the movement and rhythm of water and waves - particularly relevant to Manly and the Northern Beaches where they live and work. Curated by Katherine Roberts.
Image: Edols & Elliott, Red capillary leaf, 2009, hot formed and wheel carved glass, 112 x 19 x 15cm
KU-RING-GAI PH: ART + SCIENCE - 9 December 2016 - 19 February 2017
Ku-ring-gai pH is an exciting collaborative exhibition and residency project, presented by Eramboo, National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW and Manly Art Gallery & Museum. Ten artists were selected to spend an intensive five days within Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park collaborating with a group of scientists with extensive research interests- from neuroscience to botany. The partnership has culminated in a site responsive exhibition which explores connections between art and science through a diverse range of media. Curated by Katherine Roberts and Susan Milne. www.kuringgaieramboo.com.au