When:4 – 27 April 2019
Tuggeranong Arts Centre presents the creative outcome of the CraftACT Spring Residency undertaken by Marcel Hoogstad Hay, Valerie Kirk and Isabelle Mackay-Sim in March 2018.
Following their nine day residency in a cottage overlooking the Corin Dam and subsequent creative development process, Tuggeranong Arts Centre presents Corin Dam – Space Above: Space Below.
Tapestry Weaver Valerie Kirk presents ‘Dam Rim,’ an installation with painted rock fragments, drawings, and a large scale print of the tapestry she wove (because the original is in an exhibition in U.S.A).
For Kirk, the residency was all about water – from the clouds rolling over the hills and rain falling to the way the landscape was submerged for the collection of Canberra water. “Dam Rim” maps the shape of the dam with drawings that evoke previous vegetation,” Kirk said.
Emerging glass artist, Marcel Hoogstad Hay presents ‘Relative Trajectories’, a series of glass pieces that address ideas of spatial and temporal relativity, and our perceptions of space-time and our trajectories through it.
For Hoogstad Hay, the residency was the ideal environment for contemplating ideas around space and time. “I spent time thinking about the spaces we exist in and the geographical relationship between Namadji and Canberra,” Hoogstad Hay said.
Contemporary Sculpture artist, Isabelle Mackay-Sim presents Proximity, a series of mixed media collage that includes drawn and painted areas and two individual ceramic works titled ‘Skimmer’ and ‘Bimberi’s Spine’.
For Mackey-Sim, nine days in Namadgi underlined the distance that grows between human and wilderness when one lives in a man-made world. “I developed Proximity, a series of mixed media works that recall the layered materiality of rock, as well as suggesting the striated impression of eucalyptus bushland using rapid and intuitive mark-making,” Mackay-Sim said.
Rachael Coghlan, CEO Craft ACT and Brett McNamara from ACT Parks and Wildlife will open the exhibition on Thursday 4 April at 6pm. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. The exhibition continues until Saturday 27 April, 2019.
Exhibition opening Thursday 4 April at 6pm. Free, all welcome.
Exhibition continues until Saturday 27 April, 2019.