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by stapletonm
posted 14/04/2021


The Space Between & Misanthropology: The World Art of Adam Rish – 15 April 2021

Join Maisy Stapleton and Paula Towers this Arts Thursday to meet two special guests.

Helen Redmond

Barbera Rogers and Helen Redmond

A collaboration between painter Helen Redmond and textile designer Barbara Rogers, their exhibition The Space Between at Paddington’s Barometer Gallery examines the journey between light and shadow, through spaces both real and illusional; how the unseen can shift perceptions of space, light and time. Embracing the Zen concept of silent space, the viewer is invited to reflect on the pause and the place of ambiguous time.

Both artists explore spatial parameters by parallel but distinctly independent means. Helen will elaborate on her approach and the use of her art practice to convey these concepts. The exhibition runs until April 25



Dr Adam Rish

For the past four decades, as well as practicing as a doctor, Adam Rish has worked as an artist and lives locally, in Clovelly.

Adam Rish

Rish will discuss his interest in cross-cultural collaboration as “world art” (like “world music”) – to affirm indigenous culture, regional diversity and the possibility of productive intercultural relations.

His recently published book Misanthropology: The World Art of Adam Rish is an important art history collection. In addition to being a comprehensive overview of Rish’s art – with humorous as well as serious observations by the artist and contributions from numerous reviewers and critics of his work – the book is also a valuable record of the many artists, characters and institutions that have formed the Australian cultural landscape since the mid-1970s.

The book will be officially launched this Saturday, April 17, by art critic John McDonald (who wrote the Introduction), at Cooee Art’s new gallery space in East Redfern. The launch will be accompanied by an exhibition of Rish’s works plus a discussion with distinguished guests, including Margo Neale, Senior Curator & Principal Indigenous Advisor to the Director of the National Museum Australia. The exhibition runs until May 8.

In addition, we will be joined in the studio by final year high school student Bianca Wylie who will outline how musical theatre is still a drawcard for youth as well as what still attracts students to journalism.

Barometer Gallery: http://barometer.net.au/

Cooee Art Gallerywww.cooeeart.com.au/

Adam Rish Art: http://adamrish.net

If you miss the program you can listen to it again by going to
http://eastsidefm.org/arts/artsthursday/ and clicking on the date 15 April 2021.

Tune into Arts Thursday with Maisy Stapleton and Paula Towers every fortnight
from 10:30am to noon.