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Material Reverie

From Thu 20 January 2022
Until Sat 9 April 2022
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Free
01/20/2022 10:00am 04/09/2022 4:00pm Material Reverie ‘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, Lou Hubbard, Shigemi Iwama, Cassie Leatham, Jahnne Pasco-White, and Louise Saxton.  ‘Material Reverie’ is part of the 2021 Craft Contemporary satellite program, proudly hosted by Boroondara Arts. Image: Jahnne Pasco–White, detail from ‘Making Kin’, 2020, natural dyed fabrics (avocado, black bean, sunflower, copper beech leaves, carrot, crab apple), earth pigments, violets, olives, crayon, pencil, recycled paper, linen, cotton, acrylic and oil stick on canvas, three panels; total 213.0 x 456.0 cm approx. Image courtesy of the artist and STATION. Photography by Christo Crocker. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

‘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, Lou Hubbard, Shigemi Iwama, Cassie Leatham, Jahnne Pasco-White, and Louise Saxton. 

‘Material Reverie’ is part of the 2021 Craft Contemporary satellite program, proudly hosted by Boroondara Arts.

Image: Jahnne Pasco–White, detail from ‘Making Kin’, 2020, natural dyed fabrics (avocado, black bean, sunflower, copper beech leaves, carrot, crab apple), earth pigments, violets, olives, crayon, pencil, recycled paper, linen, cotton, acrylic and oil stick on canvas, three panels; total 213.0 x 456.0 cm approx. Image courtesy of the artist and STATION. Photography by Christo Crocker.
Contact
Boroondara Arts
Category
Visual Arts