Thursday, 14 July 2016

WONKY ~ group exhibition

Opening 14th July 6-8 pm

Curated by Sophia Cai & Caitlin Shearer

Featuring artists

John Brooks (VIC), Tara Burke (NSW), Rachael McCallum (NSW), Belinda Evans (VIC), Luke Maninov Hammond (QLD), Niamh Minogue (VIC), Zhu Ohmu (VIC), Yoko Ozawa (VIC), Robyn Phelan (VIC), Gina Rockenwagner (USA), Elise Sheehan (VIC), Cassandra Smith (VIC), Charlotte Watson (VIC/NZ)
Wonky is a group exhibition inspired by the principles of wabi-sabi – a Japanese aesthetic philosophy that celebrates the imperfect and the transient. Taking this idea as a starting point, Wonky is an exhibition that examines unpredictability and impermanence, both in art and in life.
Wonky features 13 Australian and international artists working across diverse
mediums including ceramics, drawing, sculpture, jewellery and textiles. While some artists take direct inspiration from Japanese art, others approach the topic in their own idiosyncratic way. Together, their works acknowledge the uncontrollable forces of nature and the unpredictable nature of ‘making’.

Unbearable Promise of the Rain Cloud series

Exhibition dates:

July 14 – 24, Thursday – Sunday 11am to 5pm Opening July 14, 6-8 pm

Gallery Tinning St Presents
Lot 5/29 Tinning St, Brunswick, VIC 3056

Free Public Programs

Artist Talks
Saturday July 16, 2pm
Please join the curators for a discussion with artists Zhu Ohmu, Robyn Phelan and Luke Maninov Hammond on the theme of wabi-sabi as it relates to their artistic practice.
Meditation Session
Friday July 22, 10am
Artist Charlotte Watson will lead a meditation session in the gallery space.
Nature Walk & Performance
Sunday July 24, from 2pm
To close the exhibition, please join artists Cassandra Smith & John Brooks for a nature walk of the gallery’s surround. Later, come back to the gallery for a closing performance piece by artist Rachael McCallum. Green tea will be served.

Sarah McNeil of ROOM PRESS will produce a limited edition risograph printed catalogue to commemorate and celebrate the exhibition and the contributing artists – it will be a souvenir of the exhibition and an artwork in its own right. Risograph printing lends itself to the theme of wonky with its natural idiosyncrasies and handcrafted vibes.