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Monday, July 19, 2010

Exhibition Openings

This Thursday 22nd July, at 6pm, we have the opening night of two exhibitions at the reading room, 153 Hindley st.

Meg Cowell - Have Love, Will Travel
South-Australian emerging artist Meg Cowell begins her premiere voyage into the miniature with this collection of mini mount photographs. Featuring images captured during recent travels overseas the series takes the viewer from Berlin to Bangkok and back again. These however are not the clich├ęd ‘power shots’ associated with travel photography, but a more abstracted view. Come along and follow Meg through Europe, Asia and the lens.

Racquel Austin-Abdullah - The Sun Always Shines in Brompton
“The Sun always Shines in Brompton” are two short moving images which explore the visual languageof ephemeral sculpture/installation… a visual language of memory …a child memory of aboriginality and identidy.
“I am travelling in a hot holden Monaro, watching ephemeral hazy dream-like moving images of landscape.. feeling a deep hum of cultural language, belonging, existing and knowing.” (Wilcannia, NSW, 1983)
A young girl is standing in a white tutu, with the late afternoon sun streaming behind her through the window. A shadow is cast over her eyes…a suggestion that nobody really knows what I am except their conceptions of skin, features and whiteness....and the orb rays of sunlight capture her cultural integrity … unaware…unaware of how she capturing the ephemeral movement of light…of transforming the moving image of memory, into a visual language of new perspective.

I look forward to seeing you at the opening night, or if you can't make it, the reading room is open Tuesday - Saturday from 2:30 to 7pm.

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