Monday, April 30th, 2007
The Moonah exhibition of Reel heroes – Safe Beaches was opened on Friday night by John Ingleton who has worked tirelessly to present the collection of work from 5 printmaking studios from around Australia.
Jeremy Rockciff had opened the Tasmanian touring exhibition officially on the 11th of March in Burnie. In Johnâ€™s opening speech he mentioned Jeremy Rockcliff â€œâ€¦as the Tasmaniain Ambassador for the 2007 Year of the Surf Lifesaverâ€¦â€ and that â€â€¦he spoke of the way that the iconography of the surf lifesaver has become integral to our concept of ourselves as Australian.â€
Jeremy Rockcliff opens the exhibition in Burnie
The idea of an exhibition which celebrated the 100 years of surf lifesaving in Australia through print was generated from the Impress Printmakers Studio in Brisbane where Debra Russell co-ordinated exchange and exhibition details.
Opening night in the Moonah Arts Centre
Following the exhibition in Moonah, which finishes on the 3rd of May, the exhibition will be toured around Tasmania by Tasmanian Regional Arts who have been an essential support for the project, along with Surf Lifesaving Tasmania.
The Moonah Arts Centre is located at 65 Hopkins Street, Moonah.
Monday, April 16th, 2007
There are two exhibitions in Hobart at the moment that really shouldn’t be missed. MIlan Milojevic is currently showing his recent works at the Colville Street Gallery in Battery Point.
“Terra Nocturne and Recent Works” features the latest of Milans work which has pushed into the night theme with rich deep tones and presence ofÂ mysterious forms. The combination of woodcut and digital makes the unique and in a seductive way.
The Colville Street Gallery is located at 54 Colville Street, Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania. The exhibition continues until May 1st.
Raymond Arnold has filled the Carnegie Gallery with an impressive thought provoking collecton of prints from recent years.
“In Harms Way” includes etchings from his Henry IV series and work that explores the vulnerability fo Australian soldiers at war. His invite reads, “The exhibtion includes a series of etchings around the theme of war and shielding the body. The etchings illistrate the artist’s emotional and intellectual fascination with the theme of body armour….’In this talismatic projection of line and pattern on sheet/shield I am interested in protection.’ (Raymond Arnold, 2006)”
The Carnegie Gallery is located at 16 Argyle Street, Hobart Tasmania and the exhibition runs until Sunday May 13th.