THE elusive world of memory is yours to explore in local artist Christina Reid’s immersive new exhibition, in the E3 art space at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.
Christina’s drawings and prints on paper and perspex playfully incorporate the elements of shadow and light - a celebration of acceptance and the imagined end of conflict.
In Everything is true, memories and imagined memories are realised as beautiful objects that celebrate our differences.
Drawing and printmaking translate these visions through handmade imagery, aiming to awaken our sense of wonder in relation to the impact and feeling of memory.
Everything is true poses the questions that we have all pondered: why do certain photos evoke certain memories, a certain frame of mind – not only cherished family pictures but sometimes an image totally unrelated to your life? Why do two people have different recollections of the same event? Don’t miss this last opportunity to see this exhibition this weekend.
THIS extraordinary series of large-scale urban landscape photographs is the final chapter of the artist’s, Jamie Holcombe, Civic Melancholy project investigating our impact on the life cycle of a diversity of regional Australian locations.
The works are the result of many journeys throughout the Riverina and across the breadth of southern Australia, from Tamworth to the Nullarbor and Cape Le Grande (WA) and have captured scenes that illustrate the cycles of boom and bust – the exploitation of our landscapes and the relics and ruins left behind.
Jamie Holcombe lectures in Photography and Digital Imaging, and is Course Coordinator for the BA (Photography) degree at the School of Communication and Creative Industries, Charles Sturt University.
He is a graduate of Sydney College of the Arts at Sydney University, and completed post-graduate studies at the University of Newcastle. Jamie co-founded the Multimedia and Photo-Imaging discipline at Charles Sturt, and subsequently developed and implemented the BA (Photography) degree course introduced at the CSU Wagga Wagga campus in 2006.
Describing Civic Malaise, Jamie says, “My creative body of work makes allusion to a kind of quiet, slow human catastrophe, where our way of life is in a state of crisis. My images are devoid of people, yet imprinted everywhere with human presence. They depict places that are, to my eyes, everywhere in regional Australia.”
“There is an undertone that our human condition is comfortably sedated, lost in an effortless world of melancholic bliss. It is in this milieu that we seek spurts of temporary happiness through consumerism, where each new acquisition is sealed with a formulaic promise of contentment, and sealed with all but invariably false sentiments.”
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