I saw and heard of none like me
Rona Green (curator)
I saw and heard of none like me comprises work by six artists exploring ideas about identity and uniqueness through drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Topics of interest include contemplation of individuality, archetypes and alter egos, family relationships, feminism, persona and role-playing. Each of the artists encourages the viewer to enter a dialogue with the work and to consider thoughts and feelings about their own identity.
Plutonic section: a drawing of the earth to scale.
Anna Ephraim and Cameron Robbins
Cameron Robbins and Anna Ephraim propose to produce a scale drawing of the diameter of the earth. Using a scale of 1: 1 million, where one millimetre equals one kilometre, the drawing will be approximately 13 metres by 2 metres. When the Earth is drawn at a large scale, the relationship between the earth’s thin crust and vast interior can be appreciated. In contrast to the large size of the whole image, the details are surprisingly small: Mt Bogong is 2mm high, the deepest ocean is 7.5mm and the deepest hole ever dug is 12mm.
This project was sponsored by the Janet Holmes à Court Artists’ Grant Scheme, supported through a donation by Mrs Janet Holmes à Court, financial assistance from the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council and administered through NAVA, the National Association for the Visual Arts.
Dreamcase is an installation of pillowcases sewn together by the artist to form architectural tent like structures.
Each pillowcase has a dream described on it by a community of people. The dreams take the forms of writing, drawing, poetry or collage and all incorporate some kind of embroidery.
This work encourages open dialogue & the communication of private thoughts within the public realm, where the boundaries between visitor/audience are blurred with the traditional artist/maker.
Dreamcase celebrates the hand-made; textile; communal exhibition of individual expression and a desire to make the invisible visible.
Hurrah for dreams in colour, cloth and the thread to combine it all together.