shoes too

exhibition “shoes too” @ white canvas gallery, brisbane

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shoes too featuring: Gareth Sansom, Jennifer Brasher, Anna Gonzalez, Renuka Rajiv & Vesna Klačar-Nedimović.

“Fitting exhibition to inspire love of shoes” – by Nicole Carrington, City News, April 27

SHOE fetishists will delight in upcoming visual art exhibition, ‘Shoes Too’, at White Canvas Gallery.

The group exhibition will feature works by local contemporary artists such as Anna Gonzalez, Gareth Sansom, Jennifer Brasher, Renuka Rajiv and Vesna Klačar-Nedimović.

With an opening night event on Saturday, April 23 from 6-9pm, the exhibition at 26 Church Street, Fortitude Valley opens from April 21-27 and will explore the portrayal of shoes in art.

“Shoes Dominate Focus of Art Exhibition” –  My247

Australian contemporary artists Gareth Sansom, Jennifer Brasher, Anna Gonzalez, Vesna Klačar-Nedimović and Renuka Rajiv through a mutual interest in portraying shoes in art have joined forces to bring you this exciting exhibition.

Renowned Australian artist Gareth Sansom, a John McCaughey Memorial Prize recipient for his lifetime achievement as a senior Australian artist will be showcasing his inspiring artwork at the exhibition. The Melbourne based visual  artist explores themes of pop culture, psychedelia, gender and sexuality, poetry and literary illusions in his work.  Sansom lent a hand in shaping a generation of artists as he taught for 35 years and was a Dean of the School of Arts for 15 years at the Victorian College of Art.

In the early 80’s, Jennifer Brasher did her postgraduate studies under the supervision of the ‘inimitable and inspiring’ Sansom. Brasher, while under his tuition, received the Trustees Acquisition Prize from the National Gallery of Victoria.  Brasher creates artworks predominately based on observations from her personal life and the emotions elicited from them.

Spanish artist Anna González recently shared her fascinating life history of growing up during the Franco regime on Conversations with Richard Fidler on ABC local radio. In her artwork, González draws upon her Catalan background to create satirical narratives involving nuns and cadavers.

Vesna Klačar-Nedimović, a finalist in the national ‘Port Jackson Press Graduate Printmaking Award,’ is inspired by shoes as a symbol of identity, human presence and a metaphor for personal journey. ‘Seen’, Klačar-Nedimović’s latest series, is an exploration of captured moments of people that have been seen. It signifies fragments of people’s presence at a particular place and time.

Melbourne based visual artist Renuka Rajiv, was also one of the few selected graduates at last year ‘Port Jackson Awards’. The Victorian College of Arts graduate uses etching, lithography and drawing to create an artist’s book as a kind of compilation of her headspace.

sealed for freshness

exhibition “sealed for freshness” @ the art factory gallery, brisbane

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sealed for freshness featuring: Nicola Campbell, Liana Evans, Evie Goodworth, Edward Haworth, Larissa Lock, Makiko Muta, Kim Namenyi, Vesna Klačar-Nedimović, Michelle Roberts, Trang Nguyen, Rebecca Roth, Matthew Ward, Jennie Wright & Louise Wruck.

“Sealed for Freshness”  – by Michelle Roberts

This exhibition showcases selected works that embody the culmination of three or more years of skills development, research, experimentation and critical thinking by the 2010, QCA, Interdisciplinary Print Media graduates. As each student’s experience and approach is unique, the result is a diverse blend of traditional and contemporary media, including installation, works on paper and film, with themes ranging from friendship and motherhood, to genetic engineering, consumerism and the Apocalypse.

patch

exhibition “patch” @ the college gallery, queensland college of art, brisbane

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patch featuring: Zoe Porter, Caroline O’Neil, Christian Flynn, Arryn Snowball, Luisa Rossitto, Angela Rossitto, Caitlan Sheedy, Catherine Chui, Susan Bacquie, Sonya Peters, Eric Rossi, Shiptoo Shaboo, Virginia Miller, Glenn Skein, David Spooner, Alice Lang, Jennie Jackson, Zoe Hughes, Pricilla Bracks, Jennifer Lowery, Gail Cowley, Iain Turnball, Abbey McCulloch, Scott Foster, Jonathan McBurnie, Cameron Rutter, Vesna Klachar-Nedimovich, Jonathan Tse, Tracey Potter, Andy Mackenzie & Veronica Sepulveda.

indescribably everyday

exhibition opening night “indescribably everyday” @ project gallery, queensland college of art, brisbane

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indescribably everyday featuring: Jasmine Amie-Fong, Sue Beyer, Emily Burgess, Vesna Klachar-Nedimovich, Emma Lindsay, Andrew Lowrie, Annie Robertson, Eric Rossi & Iason Yannakos.

MX, August 21

Nine emerging artists share their paintings, sculptures, prints, jewellery and small objects in an exhibition called ‘Indescribably Everyday’.

“Indescribably Everyday:  a celebration of art and eclecticism”  – essay by Michael McCosker.

‘Indescribably Everyday’ is an exhibition by nine motivated student artists at the Queensland College of Art and it does not dissapoint.  It is an eclectic collection of works that offer a diversity of media and ideas that on paper have little in common.  Like its title, ‘Indescribably Everyday’ is a curious contradiction in that it at once conjures images of the familiar with that of the strange.  There is a wonderful ambiguity about it that sparks the imagination.

The first works encountered are a collection of exquisite etchings by Vesna Klachar-Nedimovich and are delicate illustrations of decorated traditional jugs and a ‘fancy’ high heeled shoe.  These evocative works are echoed in a collection of framed blue etchings by the same artist entitled ‘The Shoe: Object of Art’ further on in the main gallery space.  This shoe is not just a shoe; it has a life of its own enriched with the artists personality.

The shows accredited curator, Emma Ryan, when prompted about how the show came together relates the story of its inception: ‘Vesna originally had an exhibition proposal last year, based on the QCA subject ‘Objects and the Everyday’ she approached other students she believed to have strong work and were committed as artists.  It started as one thing and grew into nine people from conversations at the QCA cafe after Professional Practice class in semester 1, 2007.  When we sat down in meetings, it became clear that Vesna had strong ideas about an extremely professional exhibition that was object based.