Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Karama - Collect together: Contemporary Indigenous Art & Design

Karama - Collect together: Contemporary Indigenous Art & Design is an exhibition of works by traditional and contemporary indigenous artists and designers from the Hunter Valley to the Mid North coast. It includes artists from the Awabakal, Worimi, Biripi, Wonarrua nations and beyond.

This exhibition, curated by students enrolled in Newcastle Art School’s Museum Practices Course, provides an opportunity for artists from different tribal backgrounds, who are working across a broad range of media to collect together and showcase the diversity of indigenous art & design across the region.

Karama, from an Awabakal word meaning ‘a collecting together’ combines an exciting and inspiring collection of diverse media and art styles by the many indigenous artists living and working in Awabakal country; the Hunter Valley and as far away as the Great Lakes.

The exhibition will showcase work by both established and emerging Indigenous artists. These include contemporary artist and Yarnteen CEO Saretta Fielding; artists from the Gangga Marrang group based at Taree area including Rex Winston, Joan McDonald and Nicole Duncan; Award winning Naidoc Artist of the Year (2008) Les Elvin; Recipient of the Cessnock City Council Arts Scholarship 2012 and Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery intern Tara Standing; the works of Aaron Weights and Philip Sweeney from Cessnock Correctional Centre; and, emerging artist and student Grace Edwards.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Maggie's Prize

Congratulations to Maggie Hensel-Brown who won the Brenda Coulton Art Prize at Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Maggie gets to put on a solo exhibition of her work at the Regional Gallery in a month's time!

The entrants, most of whom were Newcastle Art School students and graduates and Newcastle Uni students, included Kelly Barlin, Ashlee Bucholtz,  Anna Buxton Soldal, Kelsey Fletcher, Thomas Hadland, Jean-Louis Kocher, Jesse Neale, Eleanore Plummer, Alexandra Robinson, Sarah Maree Stein, Laura Taylor.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Workshop Week 2012

Oh Oh it is Workshop Week again.. remember the Donkeys?

Well here is a little from the activity of 6th through 10th August. This will be on show in the Front Room Gallery in a few weeks. Look out for the wooden Holden.

My workshop was with basic Electronics and sound converted into some form of interactive art. Lots of soldering and buzzing.

The oscillators are small integrated circuits that are controlled with resisters and capacitors. In this case the drawing is a resister and the skateboard has a weight sensor on it. We also built small amplifiers (1/2 watt) to pump up the volume.