Art & Design
Posted by Sean Irving
15. Jun, 2011
The art world can be as volatile and unpredictable as it is rewarding. Armadale’s Metro Gallery will be unveiling its ten year anniversary show Winter Solstice this Wednesday.
Metro has always exhibited a variety of artists, from blue-chip names to the emerging generation of Australian talent. Winter Solstice showcases one work from each of the gallery’s represented artists, which were created specifically for this occasion.
Even though the works share a winter theme, there’s an incredible diversity of style, medium and content on display. Pieces range from the explorative landscapes of an 83-year-old John Olsen to the meditative renderings of silent animals from eighties child Justin Lee Williams. Jasper Knight’s loosely painted celebrations of modern machinery and Michael Peck’s eerily calm sepia-portrait work are both highlights of the show, representing the stylistic extremes of contemporary Australian painting.
This is an exhibition greater than the sum of its parts. While the names on the roster are certainly impressive, it’s the irrepressible sense of accomplishment that makes this exhibition compelling. Here’s to the next decade.
Winter Solstice opens Wednesday the 15th from 6:30 pm at Metro Gallery
Afro Hub showcases artwork, film, live music, fashion, food, design, poetry and photography by Melbournian artists from Africa.
Our chat with Randall White on his documentary on acclaimed British artist David Hockney.
Acland Street Projection Festival is everything that you would want from a grassroots, community-run festival.
US leather maker Sam Huff collaborates with local framer Ryan Ward to create an artwork based on both their interests. And a bit of Mad Max.
Lilli Waters dedicates her latest exhibition to telling the story of Black Saturday survivors.
Artist about town Maddison Kitching shares with us his process for painting and plans for the future.