GALLERY 1, 2 + 3
Vulnerable, organic, hand-made or industrial, culturally sensitive, an outmoded technology, housing for architects, flammable evidence, packaging for consumption; as one of the oldest art-making tools, paper is all this and more. Works on paper, in all their inventiveness and rich variety, demand close scrutiny and reinvigorate the original in a world of simulation, replicas and screen over-saturation.
Newly nominated for this years’ Swan Hill Print and Drawing Prize and the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, artist Barbara Bolt uses pen and ink to evoke a noir sense of place, whether it is urban, rainy Melbourne, or the pop-up shrine outside the late David Bowie’s apartment in NYC.
Tim Jones and Julie Silvester are print-makers, joined by collage artists like Lucy Dyson and Sean Richards to demonstrate the diversity of paper as a medium, when it becomes waxed, rolled, hung, caged, laser-cut, inkjet printed, screen-printed, moistened, monotyped, mezzotinted, inked, glued, stencilled and pencilled.
Red gallery presents…
Barbara Bolt, Kirsty Fletcher, Tim Jones, Lucy Dyson, Jessie Balletta, Jennifer Crowle, Gabrielle Soulsby, Olivia Mazzone, Julie Silvester, Julie Bradley, Inger Morrissey, Nick Reed, Simon Rankin, Bethany O’Donnell, Deb Taylor, Marion Graham, Kim Wall, Rhys Brown-May, Sean Richards, Andrew Wurster.