george paton gallery (university of melbourne)

Tal Fitzpatrick: Dawn and I

George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, 31 August – 9 September, 2016. “Dawn is my grandmother. She’s 94 years old and has been an artist her entire life. I’m an artist too. Three years ago I decided to start working in the same medium as Dawn – cloth art. In this exhibition, for the first time ever, our work hangs side-by-side…”  * * text source camera: lx100  Read more

Hannah Gartside: Felt and Held

George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, 31 August – 9 September, 2016. “Hannah Gartside invites the viewer to bear witness to her own vulnerability, and in turn reconnect with theirs. The work uses felting and quilting techniques to create optical patterns, objects for dream adventures, and moments of intimacy and care…”  * * text source camera: lx100Read more

Chaohui Xie: Moving Target

George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, 2016. “Time will erase your memory; unless you leave your mark. Come here to make a wish, and we will make a plaque…… After lying on the roof and rusting under sun and rain. When you’ve forgot, and long since gone, your hidden trace will remain. It can’t be erased, your hidden trace, It will remain in this permanent place…” * text source camera: lx100Read more

Alice O’Connor: Do you feel special?

George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, 2014. “For her first solo exhibition, Alice O’Connor presents an installation that responds to the surveillance culture and calculated affectivity that underpin the aesthetics of contemporary casino environs. Constituted of lustrous surfaces, hollow spaces and reflections, Do you feel special? invites the viewer to consider ways in which the constructed environment can subtly influence our behaviour and steer decision-making processes. Discreet surveillance fittings appear as décor, shiny and enticing, whilst trance-inducing muzac piped into the space simultaneously repelsRead more

Robin Orams: Ripping, Planing, Coping, Sawing.

George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, 2016. “Ripping, Planing, Coping, Sawing draws attention to the work of the hand within the vanishing world of hand tools. Are we losing something as the skilled use of the hand becomes redundant in an age of mass production and power tools? The ability to use hand tools was actively fostered until the latter part of the 20th Century, with boys and girls being taught their respective skills through careful instruction.” * * text sourcecamera: xpro1Read more

Two Options

Group Show, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne, 2016. Featured artists: Nick James Archer, Marley Holloway-Clarke, Thalea M-V. camera: lx100Read more
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