Please join the artists and the BAC team for the openings of our May suite of exhibitions; Beauties and Beasts by the Faculty of Art and Design University of Canberra, Mono and More by Ilona Lasmanis, Robyn McAdam and Steve Tomlin and SHED by Gillian Jackson.
When > Friday 5 May > 5.30pm > All Welcome, drinks and nibbles will be served. Where > Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT
We hope you can join us for the opening night. All shows will be open from the 6th of May until the 28th of May.
BEAUTIES AND BEASTS > FACULTY OF ART AND DESIGN UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
SHOWING > 6 MAY - 28 MAY 2017 > MAIN GALLERY
Researcher-artists from the Faculty of Arts and Design present their twenty-second annual exhibition, addressing the theme of Beauties and Beasts, using the idea of the medieval bestiary as a launch point. Beauties and Beasts harnesses the power of creative practice to represent what is beautiful and/or beastly about our relationship with the natural world: human-animal relations in creative practice; the animal turn in art; animals in creative work; the politics/ethics of the representation of animals in art and writing..
MONO AND MORE > ILONA LASMANIS, ROBYN MCADAM AND STEVE TOMLIN
SHOWING > 6 MAY - 28 MAY 2017 > FOYER GALLERY
The artists explore the wonderful world of monotypes, monoprints and other works on paper, each with their own distinctive approach and technique. Inspired by family tradition, history, travel and life experiences, the artists have made a departure from editioned printmaking to explore opportunities for experimentation and to respond spontaneously to the unexpected.
SHED > GILLIAN JACKSON SHOWING > 6 MAY - 28 MAY 2017 > ARTS LOUNGE
These pieces are a series of relief sculptural pieces using recycled snake shed, laminating film and an adhesive process. The work centres on the manipulation of materials and investigates how fragile, discarded snake shed can be preserved and used in a structural way. The modular, cylindrical pieces are displayed in a variety of patterns and forms, often reflecting the scale patterns on the back of snakes. The body of work reflects my philosophy of a sustainable, environmentally conscious art practice.