Colours cascade down the surface of large panes of glass in Alchemy, an exhibition on Town Hall Gallery’s Community Project Wall. On display from 11 April - 7 May, Alchemy is an exhibition by Boroondara resident Richard Glenn.
Glenn’s artworks are created using spray paint on the back of large panes of glass. The result is a series of colourful, abstract paintings reminiscent of street art.
These bold, contemporary artworks take influence from the vibrant street art scene in which Glenn’s practice has flourished. In 2016, Glenn mentored a young man with an intellectual disability, as part of the Inclusion Melbourne Art Mentor program.
Together they painted legally on the walls of Hosier Lane and Union Lane in the Melbourne CBD. They also created ‘street art sculptures’, which will feature in Alchemy alongside Glenn’s paintings.
Showing simultaneously at Town Hall Gallery, is What’s Happening Here?, an exhibition which takes a look at some of Melbourne’s most interesting emerging abstract painters. Featuring artists Minna Gilligan, Laura Skerl, Nyah Cornish, Jahnne Pasco-White, Eleanor Louise Butt, Merryn Lloyd, Anthea Kemp and Elyss McCleary.
Spanning three gallery spaces, the Town Hall Gallery features a diverse range of contemporary public programs, curated exhibitions and exhibitions drawn from the Town Hall Gallery Collection, celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the City of Boroondara. Part of the Public Galleries Association of Victoria, Town Hall Gallery supports local, national and international artists at varying stage of their careers.
The Community Project Wall was established in 2013 as part of the Town Hall Gallery's ongoing commitment to local artists and community groups. Spanning close to 30m at the side entrance of the Hawthorn Arts.
Alchemy by Richard Glenn 11 April - 7 May 2017 Community Project Wall Town Hall Gallery 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/arts