"There is the dawn at the start of the day and then there is the dusk at the end.
These are the in-between times."
"These works represent the unknown & transitional phases of life from our very beginnings."
more works will be available in the exhibition that are not on the website at this point.
"Birth, life, death and everything in-between, before or after can be real only up to a certain subconscious level and according to our individual ability to interpret and understand".
A fourth generation West Australian silversmith, Bethamy's interest in jewellery and metal object design began as a child during hours spent in the Linton family workshops with her grandfather, father and uncle. At 16, Bethamy started formally working with her father making silver flatware and restoring antiques, later seeking an apprenticeship in fine jewellery. More recently Bethamy has studied art, jewellery and object design both formally and informally.
Bethamy is currently an ongoing lecturer at the Central Institute of Technology, Perth in Advanced jewellery.
REI MINOHARA- STARKE -
Rei was born in Japan and currently lives and works in Perth.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science of Arts at Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo.
Her discoveries and reflections of a different life in Australia have inspired her to design and create contemporary pieces that reflect that journey. Her work is drawn from stories, feelings and memories and inspired by the quiet beauty of the bush; its organic form, patterns and rhythm. She makes pieces using various metals to create subtle forms that reflect the space and light and shadows of the natural world. They reflect her origins in their simplicity, minimalism and detail and connect to the feeling of the simple and natural joy that inspires her. She is dedicated to making body adornments and objects for those who seek pieces of singular beauty.
'Each piece is my word without explanation. It will tell the story of the person who wears it.
FATEMEH BOROUJENI - MORE WORKS TO COME
Born in 1981 in Iran, Fatemeh is a contemporary artist and designer currently based in Australia. Originally trained as a painter at Tehran University, Boroujeni later pursued graduate studies in the applied arts and industrial design at Azad University (Bachelor of Industrial Design) and Curtin University (Master of Applied Design and Arts). Most recently she pursued an Advanced Diploma of Jewellery Design at the Central institute of Technology in Australia, exploring the realm of fine jewellery and wearable art. Boroujeni’s work often combines references to Persian design and patterns within her clean, elegant forms. Boroujeni’s cross-cultural background creates a contemporary dialogue in her work that draws from global influences and combines points of view in surprising ways.
"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."
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.
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.