A New look at the Home and the ‘Paintograph’: 17 September 2020
This Thursday, the emphasis is on the home, as well as an interview with photographer Greg Weight focussing on his experiments with ‘paintographs’.
Greg joins Maisy Stapleton and Paula Towers to speak about his new exhibition Big Tree Notes at the Australian Galleries in Paddington, which blurs the boundaries between painting and photography – a format he has christened paintography.
His subjects for this new form are the forests of coastal NSW and the underlying photographs Greg has taken are given a new dimension and impact, as they leap out of the canvas with their application of paint and colour. They celebrate the forests of the Australian bush, doubly poignant now, as the original works were taken prior to the ferocious bushfire season at the turn of the year.
At Hazelhurst Arts Centre in Sutherland Shire, two new exhibitions have opened at the Gallery – a travelling exhibition on Art Deco, from the Australian National Gallery and The Home.
The Home has been curated to compliment Art Deco from the National Collection: The World Turns Modern.
The exhibition features the work of six contemporary artists – Tracey Clement, Catherine O’Donnell, Kevin McKay, Nuha Saad and Christopher Zanko. Their practices are influenced by architecture and suburbia and they were commissioned by Hazelhurst to produce new works responding to the theme of Art Deco.
2020 also marks twenty years since the opening of the Arts Centre on the original site of the Hazelhurst property owned by Ben and Hazel Broadhurst, which included an Art Deco styled cottage. Recently restored. The house retains many of its original features.
In a year of much uncertainly, the home has become more important to us than ever.
We speak to Carrie Kibbler, the Curator of the exhibition.
Hybrid: Objects for Future Homes is a new exhibition at the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences which investigates the future role of the home – for 2030. It runs until 28 February 2021.
Nine design studios were commissioned to work with researchers and practitioners from alternative industries to create furniture and objects which explore the changing global landscape and the most pressing issues of our time.
The designers, including Amsterdam-based Rive Roshan and acclaimed Australian designers Adam Goodrum, Trent Jansen and Elliat Rich, responded to current issues such as the global pandemic, air quality, bush fires, rising temperatures and wellbeing to showcase new objects ranging from a contemporary home shrine, a table comprised of recycled discarded plastic formed by 3D modelling, to artefacts developed from objects left behind by loved ones.
Creative Director Stephen Todd gave an overview of the exhibition to Paula Towers.
For further information:
Greg Weight at Australian Galleries: http://australiangalleries.com.au/exhibitions/rs20-greg-weight-big-tree-notes/
The Home exhibition at Hazelhurst Art Centre: https://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Community/Hazelhurst/Exhibitions/The-Home
Hybrid at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences: https://maas.museum/event/hybrid-objects-for-future-homes/
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