Monday, February 20th, 2006
The Moonah Arts Centre has become a central location for a broad range of exhibitions, workshops and the hub for the Material Girl Competition. Run Annually, the exhibition is aimed at female artists who have been resident in Tasmania for at least the last 12 months. Material Girl 2006 – Women Tasmania’s International Women’s Day Art Competition – annual exhibition is coming up on the 4-16 march 2006 at the Moonah Arts Centre, 65 Hopkins Street, Moonah. The opening and winners announcements are on the 3 of march 6-7 pm.
Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
The opening night for Iona’s exhibition attracted quite a crowd and being a bit late I missed out on the choloclate coated strawberries… Still, it was fantastic to see such a good turn out for the show, and I’m sure you can see why from the photos I took.
Whe the crowd thinned – time for a photo or two!
Iona describes her work as “an exploration of the sensations evoked on plunging into the icy mountain streams of Mount Wellington. The shock of the cold makes me shudder when I enter the dark pools of swirling water. This gradually transforms into pleasure as my body adjusts to the elements.”
Iona also quotes K. Clark (Civilisation) “Total immersion: this is the ultimate reason why the love of nature has been for so long accepted as a religion. It is a means by which we can lose our identity in the whole and gain thereby a more intense conciousness of being.”
I think her work superbly expresses her thoughts and inspiration. The exhibition continues until March the 10th at Entrepot Gallery, Hobart. The gallery is open between the hours of 9.30 and 4.30.