Animal husbandry…

28 10 2011

 

During a lightening raid on the ‘Berra on Monday the Gang swung around past The Country Show at the ANU  School of Art’s Foyer Gallery . Omigod ya gotta love that Simon Scheuerle – nothing quite like a little agricultural-grade fisting, eh?

This ripper show has become a fixture on the annual program, and we look forward to it with great anticipation. So much fun.

 

 

Some of our all-time fave peeps were showing, from Jules Cuerden-Clifford…

 

 

…to Jacqueline Bradley…

 

 

Highlights here.

Last word on the subject goes to Ampersand Duck…

 





Watch this space…

27 10 2011

Megsie’s been getting around the local high schools and TAFE selecting for the upcoming Grad Show at the BVRG, and came across a serious treat at Lumen Christi in Pambula.

Jessye Knowles is still in year 11, so not up for the schoolie exhibition until next year, but she’s going to be someone to keep an eye on that’s for sure.

 

 

One shouldn’t be too surprised to learn she’s a member of the fabulous fLING Physical Theatre troupe. Brilliant.

Looking forward to her HSC work.





Regional Gallery take-away…

20 10 2011

If only all de-installs were so easy. At the close of the reSOURCE: the art of recycling exhibition, artist Anna Buck just wheeled her work out of the gallery and headed for home…

 

 





Sleeping, not spooning…

20 10 2011

Security guard at the hideout…

 





Composed…

20 10 2011

The ANU School of Music’s Contemporary Music Ensemble brought a touch of class to the BVSC Council Chambers in a collaborative value-add-on for the BVRG’s current exhibition, Far Enough! Aesthetic responses to the Far South Coast NSW.

 





Retirement bliss…

19 10 2011

The Gang mounted a weekend raid on Victoria last weekend, to scope out Bevie’s well kept secret (retirement bliss in Toora) and celebrate Chips’s big 6-oh.

And omigod, has she hit pay dirt – the cutest cottage…

 


…in the sweetest village…

 


…with a serious bakery…

 


…lively entertainment…

 

 

…heavenly views…

 

 

…and even a heated public pool. Dreamsville. Laid back, unpretentious, perfeck.

 

 

And only a stone’s throw from Chips and boat heaven…

 

 

Too good. Only bummer was having to cut a good time short to race back to work on Sunday arvo – Megsie had to open the BVRG for an ANU School of Music recital. But never mind – it was a taste-teaser at the very least, and we’ll be back.

More snaps here.





No irony intended…

6 10 2011

Ya gotta love the People’s Choice ballot box at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery – covers all bases…

 

 

We love that.





Blood and tears…

5 10 2011

Tevita’s making work for an upcoming exhibition, Art of War @ Casula Powerhouse Art Centre. Sounds like he’s going all biblical on us…

 

Tevita Havea, Culture Shock, 2011, glass, twine, blood agar, bacteria

Dimension:H 59 x W 17 x D 2 cm

Looking forward to seeing the rest of the show.





Open season for Coastal Culture…

4 10 2011

Last weekend marked the official opening of culture season down this neck of the woods, sending the Gang gaily off on the gallery rounds. First up was the BVRG’s opening of Far Enough! Aesthetic responses to the Far South Coast NSW, The ANU School of Art’s Environmental Workshop’s Field Study for 2011, The Eden Project.

Lots of familiar peeps enjoying the October long weekend…

 

…and plenty more besides – we always enjoy that quick hit of Old ‘Berra. More snaps in the link below.

And then on Saturday it was down to the long haul;  first stop Bermagui to catch up with Matt…

 

…then the ubiquitous fush and chups and – joy of joys – a Lord Nelson brew…

 

 

…after which we moseyed down to Sara Freeman and Peter Jordan’s show at Ivy Hill

 

 

…followed by Ivan Gluch et al at Narek

 

The only downside was the weather.

General snaps here





Wagga Wagga wow factor…

3 10 2011

We love Wagga Wagga as an exhibition space, but we have to admit we’ve possibly never seen it look so good – some work is just custom made for the place. Ruth Allen’s latest makes the joint literally ZING...

  

Ruth Allen

Counter-sync

  

The cutting edge of contemporary glass comes to Wagga Wagga’s National Art Glass Gallery in Counter-sync, an exhibition of works designed and created by artist Ruth Allen as part of her Synergetic Series. Allen has been developing methodologies unique to her synergetic expression since the year 2000; her relationship with the material glass is the catalyst for the design science of her ideas. This symbolic relationship between maker and material, technique and process has allowed the physical idea to come to fruition. Focused research has nurtured the scientific, theoretical and conceptual contribution to the development of Ruth’s expression.  

  

Allen says, “I strive to challenge perceptions of the potential of the medium; grounded in traditional hot glass techniques I choose to work sculpturally and often within an installation context”. The Synergetic Series is strongly influenced by the sustainable philosophies and designs of visionary thinker Buckminster Fuller, whose theory of Synergetics was an attempt to create a scientifically based poetics of experience. Fuller studied the inner geometries of the universe to design sustainable structures and cities, which focused on the synergy of the health of the planet, individuals and communities.

 

Allen’s abstracted works resonate on many levels with the organic forms, cellular structures and postmodern architectural compositions that proliferate in our natural and built environments. Large scale installations of forms combine with lighting effects to bring the phenomena of shadow into play.  

 

Counter-sync will be launched in the National Art Glass Gallery at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery on Friday, 23 November. The exhibition will be on display until Sunday, 13 November.

  

A Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Initiative.

Exhibition Dates

Friday 23 September – Sunday 4 December, 2011

                                                               

More snaps here.