When:Opening 11am Saturday 1 August, showing until 18 August.
TAC’s first-ever, socially distanced “ride-by” exhibition on the Tuggeranong Lakefront features eight original digital artworks by local artists and community members.
The works are the result of a series of workshops with artist Tony Curran. Created on a wide range of apps and devices, they demonstrate different skills and techniques and highlight the variety, adaptability, and accessibility of digital drawing.
The exhibiting artists are: Cam Michael, Claire Mackey, Henry Shawcross, Jasmine Hing, Jennifer Baird, Jenny New, Linda O’Connell and Michael Price Beahan.
Cam Michael, Covid still life
Staying at home in recent times has allowed me to rethink what is valuable and observe others’ perceptions of things of value amid mass hysteria. Familiarity brings comfort in unexpected ways in extraordinary times.
Claire Mackey, Smouldering Sundown
Being my first time using a digital medium to paint, I explored simplistic imagery to focus on learning new techniques. The subject matter relates to my experiences with the bushfires early this year which edged over the mountains in South Canberra near my home. The landscape changed in an eerily beautiful way, with such interesting colours due to the thick blanket of smoke. Depth in the landscape was emphasised by the smoke, shown in the gradient colours of the mountains as they recede.
Henry Shawcross, Shelter In Place
A place to rest during an exploration of a landscape in my imagination.
Jasmine Hing, Leilani’s Warriors
This piece represents five women in a world of my own creation. I wanted this piece to represent power, pride and beauty. Centre is Leilani, top left is Willow, top right is Claire, bottom left is Ramii and bottom right is Rashmi.
Jennifer Baird, My Table
My table in my rezoned home. ACT Government A. I don’t want to move and B. Oh yeah I don’t want to move.
Jenny New, Watery Sunset No.57
Trite as they may be, sunsets, and sunsets and water are always inspirational.
Linda O’Connell, Day Out on a Picnic in the Park
This is my first ever digital art piece. I do not pretend to be a great artist, however I really enjoy the process and find that I become quite involved. It is a lot of fun! My piece is inspired by a photo that went terribly wrong. I was out on a picnic with friends in the Solomon Islands and my camera played up from the humidity. But I liked the imperfection of the photo and think that it is an art piece in itself worth re-creating in digital art form.
Michael Price Beahan, Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre is a series of five towns built on cliffs on the West coast of Italy that I had the pleasure of visiting. Years later, the picturesque cliffside towns inspired me to capture its beauty. This image has been produced in photoshop and using a little bit of computer magic through the use of artifical intelligence.