Thursday, October 27, 2011
The fish has been a running theme in my artwork throughout the last two years at NMIT. I am fascinated with all the symbolic meanings of the fish. It is an important symbol connected with many cultures throughout history.
MEANINGS OF THE FISH:
- Good Luck
Greco -Roman mythology:
change and transformation
feminine symbol of fertility and an attribute of the Goddess
Eastern Indian mythology:
creation/Mangala the creater/fertility
Chinese Feng Shui:
happiness/freedom/sacred symbol of Buddha
Norse & Ancient European Cultures:
adaptability/determination/flow of life
This article was published in the Nillumbik Shire, November issue of 'Arts and Cultural ebulletin'
Mural unveiled at Research Preschool
When Research Preschool needed to turn a drab, mission brown wall into a creative master piece, they called Thou Art Mum.
With a grant from Rotary and two brilliant artists, Adriana Cosshall and Susana Gonzalez, their dream became reality. Adriana and Susana understood their vision and created an outstanding piece of work for the preschool. The mural theme is a local native garden with animals and insects that the children would recognise from their own gardens. The mural also lends itself to educational activities including numeracy, hide and seek, learning about the environment and recognising colours.
Research Preschool is grateful to Thou Art Mum, Rotary and the wonderful artists, Adriana and Susana.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
In progress. This image is the last image. This painting will be displayed in the front room of 69 Smith Street Gallery. The entire group will be exhibiting a 50cm x 50cm art piece in the front gallery space. These pieces will be a reflection of our individual exhibits.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
‘HATCH’- Exhibition of NMIT graduate painters & printmakers
Melbourne- ‘Hatch’ is the culminating exhibition of two years study for NMIT Diploma of Visual Arts students majoring in the disciplines of Painting and Printmaking. Works on display will serve the dual purpose of showcasing newly acquired technical skills, as well as demonstrating fully realised concepts and ideas which are currently in a state of transition and investigation.
This is a fantastic opportunity to view and acquire work by up and coming visual artists such as Adriana Crosshall (Solo show- ‘Somewhere Beyond Here’: Darebin Arts Centre, Darebin 2011, "Melbourne Etching Supplies Printmaking Award 2011", Study Grant 2010, Darebin Art Collection), Nathan Jokovich (Finalist- Toyota Community Spirit Gallery: The Undergraduate Award 2011), and Eugene Mott and Lance Simpson (Group show: ‘Empty Every Night”- Pigment Gallery, Melbourne 2011). Four of the nine exhibiting students are also recipients of prestigious NMIT Study Grants.
Please take the opportunity to meet the artists at their opening on November 12th, 2011, between 4pm and 6pm or visit the exhibition which runs from 9th to 27th November.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
I will be exhibiting a compilation of recent works. This selection of works were completed in the past two years at NMIT. The exhibit will include; Our Path, Golden Path, Gutted, Frozen Fish and Fish 4. The entirety of works center around a common theme of self-exploration and the changes in attitude due to the impact of recent events in my life.
November will be a huge month for me in my art pursuit. All welcome to join me in my journey.
"Tribute" exhibition at Montsalvat, 3rd November to 27th November, 2011.
My tribute piece will be "Catch My Drift", my body of work is a homage to James Gleeson.
A section of my work is the top first image on the invite.
"Catch My Drift"
I am fascinated by the psychoscape nature of Surrealism. The element of surprise is in its bizarre biomorphic matter incongruously juxtaposed.
Surrealism's intriguing power for me is the blurring of truth, a fusion of absurdity that is either humorous or very disturbing, the intellectual games played or its mystical aspects with spiritual links.
This work is a self-exploration with depicitions of personal symbolism. A revelation that my reality is, in fact, only a function of my own belief system.
My appropriation pays homage to James Gleeson, who is regarded as Australia's foremost surrealist. In the daring essence of surrealism, I dare to not only place myself side by side with this master but to also drift in his wake.