Exhibitions- Now On
MARGARET RIVER GALLERY AT KIDOGO ARTHOUSE
Bathers Beach, Fremantle
exploring new territories and new artists
11 November to 22 November
13 artists not represented in Perth or Fremantle but
represented by the Margaret River Gallery
come to Fremantle.
opening night on Friday 11 November 6- 8 pm
exhibition continues daily 10 am to 5 pm
until 23 November 2016.
To enter to win an artwork!
by south west artist and rising star
Alice Linford Forte
visit the exhibition at Kidogo Arthouse.
view below ...and more works on show at Kidogo !
BY ALICE LINFORD FORTE & SALLI COPPIN
AN EXHIBITION OF large abstract PAINTINGS AND RAW metal and gem RINGS
ALICE LINFORD FORTE
"I tend to approach painting the way I approach life: haphazardly, spontaneously and somewhat erratically. Bursts of colour, dramatic contrasts and a certain unpredictability of what is to follow.
This is how the theme of 'Dreamers' came to be.
Painting abstracts invites a 'meditative state of mind', that I don't feel when focussing on the details of realism, which is what has made this exhibition so enjoyable to work on.
A couple of recent trips to Indonesia and India have provided me with some creative refreshment, each inspiring new depth, new colors, and most importantly new ideas.
Whilst trying to make a living through my art I've also tried to remain as true as possible to what it is I really love about it. Not trying to reach a destination but enjoying getting lost along the way.
I'd like my paintings to be looked into rather than looked at. To be felt rather than seen. To connect with people through colors and shapes rather than subjects.
In an attempt to do this I've created a collection of visually exciting abstracts depicting pure, raw expression, without the constraints of technical rules and conventions.
'Dreamers' is an exhibition of works that can hopefully encourage open mindedness and a broad imagination."
GIANT - by Tony Warrilow
VIEW ONLINE below
BY TONY WARRILOW
Moments of beauty from a powerful ocean
Throughout our lives most people develop individual associations with the ocean that are often valued and long term. From formative years playing at the seaside through to leisure activities and reflective moments the ocean is our life journey companion. It becomes part of our life style and in turn part of who we are.
As weather events dictate, the southern and western coastlines of the Australian continent bear the brunt of eastward moving storms. Travelling for vast distances across the Indian Ocean these storms generate dynamic areas of powerful swell.
These swells vary greatly in size and shape. Some will be well organised almost to the point of having a symmetry. Others less so, jutted, sporadic or at best broken.
Regardless of the detail ,the stronger storms bring the ocean to reveal a powerful beauty with its’ twisting shapes and changing surface textures.
WORKS BY MARTINE PERRET 'FROM ABOVE'
AND 'GUNGURRUNGA NGAWA'
IS NOW SHOWING
AT CAPE MENTELLE
.......GUNGURRUNGA NGAWA 'LOOK ABOVE'
A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION BY MARTINE PERRET
was held in the Margaret River Gallery in October.
The continuation of this project "Ngala Wonga" (come talk)
opens 30 September in the Goldfields Art Center, Kalgoorlie and explores the cultural significance of lanuages in the Goldfields with a series of photographic works from Gungurrunga Ngawa, with recent black and white portraits of the regional elders and an audio video installation.
all below works Gungurunga Ngawa are available from the Margaret River Gallery.
Formally a photographer for the United Nations, Martine is no stranger to the aerial view from a helicopter.
Her first exhibition since permanently residing in Margaret River W.A. was a photographic exhibition and book launch titled - From Above- an aerial view of the wonderful south west region.
This new exhibition , an aerial view of the Goldfield region of Western Australia, encaptures the stunning beauty of this vast country of ours.
This is also an important step in a bigger project Martine has in mind.....
Gungurrunga Ngawa (Look Above) was shot above the Western Australian Goldfields salt lakes as part of an on-going project documenting both the landscape and the regions inhabitants.
The ethereal beauty of the area’s unique shapes and textures when seen from the air reveal an extraordinary and ancient land, symbolically reflecting those traditional paintings that combine natural and metaphysical notions with a sensuality of colour and patterns.
This aerial series is the first part of a broader body of work that will also weave in the works “ Ngala Wongga” (Come Talk), a set of portraits examining the interconnectedness of people with the land, the culture and identity expressed with languages that today are considered endangered.