Tarli Bird Opening 2 February 2019
This project references a 41cent stamp found in the artists childhood stamp collection. Crossing medium as she crosses time Bird draws upon both the laborious processes of hand stitching and the instantaneous results of aerosol paint to create an illusion of the original stamp now enriched with a sense of personal history.
Kiss Hug Kiss by Karine Storer
Kiss Hug Kiss started as an ear worm, a song stuck tight within the artist’s head. The songs, catches of pop music, became a catalyst for the enquiry into communication, social anxiety and emotional boundaries. A visual language based in textiles, of embroidery and patchwork, evokes moments of comfort, a handkerchief for catching tears, a quilt for warmth and containment. The artist hopes the songs are recognisable and that they get caught in your head.
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Linear Response is based on lines and shapes extracted from WORA’s 2018 Arts Open project. Hard lines are juxtaposed with insignificant moments to create an unclear intersection. Linear Response is put together by the WORA collective.
Arts Open 2018 has been a great success; for five days over the last two weekends Helen Mathwin and Susie Elliott have been busy rolling out Wide Open Road Art’s mobile art installation out and around Castlemaine. The work is part of the Fight Me series.
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Wide Open Road Art is now mobile! Our new, compact exhibition space will be launched during Arts Open in March 2018. More info on where to catch us soon.
Beautiful Weeds, Karen Standke
Rockbank Landscape 11 61 X 90 CM (2017) Oil on Canvas $2000
Tibooburra Landscape V111 61 X 90 CM (2017) Oil on Canvas $2000
Amoonguna Landscape V 61 X 90 CM (2017) Oil on Canvas. $2000
Australia is a country that has been shaped dramatically by fairly recent arrivals,both of people and the fauna and flora they have imported with them. When we visualise an Australian landscape, it is most likely the un-spoilt wilderness we imagine as the typical Australian landscape. Although most of the population live on the fringes of the continent, the idea sticks. These paintings are depictions of the landscape most Australians and visitors are far more likely to see.
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Our latest installation is the work of Susie Elliott, Castlemaine artist and Wide Open Road Art curator. In Exploded moment (2017) she continues her exploration of themes of attachment; to materials, to processes, and, in this case, to moments.
The rough sketch, like the fallible grasp of a memory, is overlayed with the lingering investment of time and energy, as small clay balls, hand-rolled and dyed in inks, create the next layer. Over this is a translucent sheet, pressed against the glass, synthetic, dyed, drawn on, and stitched. The work pursues the sensory absorption we experience in certain moments, their momentousness (for us at least), despite often being mundane.
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Trees are our benevolent neighbours. They are the permanent residents and silent witnesses that hold space, colour our seasons and frame our views. Street Trees by Sydney artist Melinda Marshman records the artists walks in the labyrinth of streets, lane-ways and parks of Paddington, NSW, her adopted neighbourhood.
Spring Avenue 2017 oil on Canvas (87.5 x 66cm) $1050
Autumn Street 2017 oil on canvas (92 x 69cm) $1200
Parkland Pine 2017 Oil on Canvas (87.5 x 66cm) $1050
Exhibition open from October 29- December 7, 2017.
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Sublime Sidewalk Ripple Aniquah Stevenson, En En See and Mel Jane Wilson
The remnants of material presence draws together three artists. In Sublime by En En See, a small overlooked cut out is placed neatly on the wall and is absorbed into the peripheries.
In Sidewalk by Aniquah Stevenson the fabric folded by a window remains unnoticed by those passing by and quietly it soaks up sunlight over the rooftops.
In Ripple by Mel Jane Wilson threads pucker – light sweeps the surface and peers through.
Sublime Sidewalk Ripple on show from 17 September – 26 October 2017.