Thursday, May 9, 2013

Artists In Unison - Opening Launch

The opening launch at Skin Gallery was a great success! Edwards Lodge Artist Royce Clover gave a great speech about his involvement in the SRS Studio at Edwards Lodge. Photo credits to Paul Dunn.

Artist Royce Clover with his work at the opening launch of Artists In Unison at Skin Gallery Photo: Paul Dunn

Richard Graves in front of his artworks at the Artists In Unison opining even at Skin Gallery. Photo: Paul Dunn

From left to right: Chris Arnold (Skin & Cancer Foundation, Executive Director), Eden Thomsen (Arts Access Victoria, Arts Development Officer) Royce Clover (Edwards Lodge, Artist) and Aliey Ball (Skin Gallery, Curator). Photo: Paul Dunn

Artists In Unison @ Skin Gallery

The Fluid Ink Project 2011

The artist is best
The artist is first on my list.
The artist is going to be kissed.
The wonder of the artist will never cease
They will paint you a masterpiece
So you should take part in the art.

Except from 'The Artist' by Gavin Jackson; 2011.

Artstop 21 is a collective of twenty local emerging artists from Brunswick, including residents of Stewart Lodge Supported Residential Service and visitors to The Olive Way Drop In Centre. 

The Fluid Ink Project is the culmination of work created by Artstop 21, as they underwent a series of intensive weekly workshops in 2011, spanning 10 months under the artistic direction of acclaimed local visual artist Elyss McCleary and award winning sculpture artist Aliey Ball who have curated this exhibition. Collaborating artists to The Fluid Ink Project include sound artist and musician Claire Deak, media artist Leonie Van Eyk and animator Bernadette Trench-Thiedeman.

The Fluid Ink Project conveys over twenty intimate, powerful narratives as told through sculpture, stop motion animation and sound installation. From sculpted rabbits rabid with myxomatosis to paper birds that unfold across a stop motion animation landscape - each artwork allows the viewer to peer into the artists' own history, ideas and imagination.

This exhibition is an opportunity for the artists of Artstop 21 to be recognised within their local area as emerging contemporary artists with new found networks. 

Artstop 21 is an Arts Access Victoria project, funded by Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria and the Department of Human Services. Artstop 21 workshops have been hosted by The Olive Way, a community drop in centre managed by Brunswick Uniting Church. Artstop 21 is sponsored by Metlink, who have supported the emerging artists travel to and from Artstop 21 workshops via tram travel. Artstop 21 are proudly supported by Health and Community Care, Department of Health.