Traverse – MELINDA SCHAWEL
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Traverse – MELINDA SCHAWEL

Catalogue essay from Melbourne based artist Melinda Schawel’s new exhibition, Traverse April 4th – May 18th, 2014, Artspace Mackay, QLD Australia Melinda Schawel has always been drawn to the physicality of creative process, and allowed the non-rational act of making to guide the development of her atmospheric imagery. Previously this affinity for process has led her to … Continue reading

Gravitas – GODWIN BRADBEER
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Gravitas – GODWIN BRADBEER

Rendered predominantly in stark shades of black and white, Godwin Bradbeer’s isolated figures emerge out of the existential void. This recent body of work sees Bradbeer continue a life-long inquiry into often angst ridden questions that surround the human condition, experienced both collectively and individually and located on a metaphysical plane. His vessel for expression … Continue reading

Close Quarters – SAVINA HOPKINS
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Close Quarters – SAVINA HOPKINS

For many years Savina Hopkins’ practice has involved the synthesis of multiple fragments, creating 2D assemblages greater than the sum of their disparate parts. Often pillaging the musty, dusty domain of old stationery for inspiration, her latest exhibition Close Quarters conjures both visual poetry and meaningful suggestion from source material that would seem incongruous to … Continue reading

Hidden, unseen, unknown – NICOLE MACDONALD
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Hidden, unseen, unknown – NICOLE MACDONALD

I was recently invited to open emerging artist Nicole Macdonald’s exhibition at G3 Artspace at Kingston Arts (Parkdale, VIC). Here are my opening remarks about this talented young artist’s work! In Hidden, Unseen, Unknown Nicole Macdonald presents a body of work that is diverse in its mediums of execution that include etching, lithography and watercolour, but uniform … Continue reading