INfinite Variation, INfinite Possibility OPENING: Saturday 30th of May 4 -6 pm
27 May to 14 May
69 Smith St Gallery's sixth exhibition for the year featuring new works by Alexi Kaye, Jullie Millowick and Christine Sayer, Rafael de la Paz, Carol Rowlands.
We are also hosting a group show with a variety of works by Ali Tabbit, Annette McCrae, Bernadette Boundy, Betty Nicholson, Carol Rowlands, Di Cunningham, Eddie Botha, Erich Schipp, Fionna Madigan, Hans Erftermeyer, Jacinta Martin, Jan Dunphy, Jan Herrera, Justine Cromb, Leonie Kervin, Merle Parker, Nick Hand, Prue Clements, Rom Jagielski.
OPENING: Saturday 30th of May 4 -6 pm
Exhibition: May 27th - June 14th
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm. Sunday 12 - 5th
INfinite Variation, INfinite Possibility
The works in this series explores a sense of within and without – how the simple relates to the complex and the complex to the simple. The largest space eventually becomes the smallest point and vice versa.
Influenced strongly by her birth country, South Africa, Alexi Kaye’s pieces encapsulate a depth of a mystical nature. The organic and highly sophisticated works, drawn with fine-liner and ink pen on black and white paper, create a sense of movement and of dance, within a context of repetition.
Alexi Kaye uses shapes and lines to create vibrancy and depth in pattern whilst engaging in an exploration of what creation is – revealing to herself in the process that creation is the ever becoming of infinite combination.
Before : Photographs from the 1970’s
The images are digital copies of silver gelatin prints captured during the 1970’s, using a Nikon F film camera and one lens - a 50 mm standard.With that camera hanging over my shoulder, I walked around St Kilda [where I lived] and Fitzroy [where I did pro bono work for the Brotherhood of St Laurence]. And.....I talked to people. Sometimes I made a photograph of them, and sometimes I didn’t.
There seems to be a quietness [for want of a better word] about the photographs that reflect the long ago decade of the 1970’s. A time that was definitely pre-digital. A time that was definitely prior to the daily saturation in our lives of the photographic image.
Deconstructing Dementia - a Carer's Perspective
In 2012 my mother was diagnosed with early onset dementia, and at that point she did not want anyone to know. But then, in 2013, much as Hazel Hawke did in the early stages of her Dementia diagnosis, my mother decided to not only speak out about her condition, but she suggested working with me to highlight the difficulties we both faced/would face in our roles as sufferer and carer. My mother initiated the idea of a collaboration between us, and the research project Deconstructing Dementia - a Carer's Perspective commenced.
The journey through life encompasses an ever changing view of places, people and ideas as we pass through time and space. We become voyeurs in landscapes that reflect others’ agendas, interests and dreams. We pass changing colours, textures and geometric shapes. Buildings and countryside are erased and re-built to suit a changing environment and clientele. We can ignore, dislike or enjoy this evolving environment. Industrial developments, multi-storied apartments and gated estates rise where green rural belts were the norm. Life’s boundaries are renegotiated.
Rafael de la Paz
I like to paint everyday things and people that interest me particularly people with strong faces. I like to explore new techniques and colours I am also interested in using a limited palette. I keep trying to improve my skills with each painting I do.