Exhibition tour - Material Reverie

Wed 16 February 2022
12:00 pm 1:00 pm
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Free
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02/16/2022 12:00pm 02/16/2022 1:00pm Exhibition tour - Material Reverie Join this curator-led tour of Town Hall Gallery exhibition ‘Material Reverie’. Hear directly from the artists and gain a deeper understanding of the artworks on display. About the exhibition ‘Material Reverie’ is a major group exhibition that explores the rich variety of materials contemporary Australian artists use in their practice. Natural fibres, minerals, discarded everyday objects and household items are foraged and upcycled to create new forms that depart from their inherent purpose.  Artists throughout history have created tools, mark making techniques, and methods of production to capture their impressions of the world. Using traditional weaving, sculpture and carving techniques alongside more contemporary approaches to design, collage and painting, the source materials are given new meaning and beauty.  ‘Material Reverie’ celebrates the transformative potential of the relationship between imagination and craftsmanship. This exhibition features recent acquisitions for the Town Hall Gallery Collection. Featuring: Robert Brown, Teelah George, Dana Harris, Lou Hubbard, Shigemi Iwama, Cassie Leatham, Jahnne Pasco-White and Louise Saxton. Image credit: Visitors at the official opening of ‘Light Gestures: Samara Adamson-Pinczewski’, Town Hall Gallery, 2021. Photography by ImagePlay. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

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Join this curator-led tour of Town Hall Gallery exhibition ‘Material Reverie’. Hear directly from the artists and gain a deeper understanding of the artworks on display.

About the exhibition

‘Material Reverie’ is a major group exhibition that explores the rich variety of materials contemporary Australian artists use in their practice. Natural fibres, minerals, discarded everyday objects and household items are foraged and upcycled to create new forms that depart from their inherent purpose. 

Artists throughout history have created tools, mark making techniques, and methods of production to capture their impressions of the world. Using traditional weaving, sculpture and carving techniques alongside more contemporary approaches to design, collage and painting, the source materials are given new meaning and beauty. 

‘Material Reverie’ celebrates the transformative potential of the relationship between imagination and craftsmanship. This exhibition features recent acquisitions for the Town Hall Gallery Collection.

Featuring: Robert Brown, Teelah George, Dana Harris, Lou Hubbard, Shigemi Iwama, Cassie Leatham, Jahnne Pasco-White and Louise Saxton.

Image credit: Visitors at the official opening of ‘Light Gestures: Samara Adamson-Pinczewski’, Town Hall Gallery, 2021. Photography by ImagePlay.
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