Opening the box
We are excited to announce an impromptu invitational exhibition commencing in November 2013 at the new Four Point Gallery in Newcastle. This artist run initiative gallery is one of the newest Renew Newcastle projects.
Each of the artists within the existing group will be inviting another woman artist to contribute works. All the artists within the Pandora Group and the artists invited to exhibit have similar concerns that cross link with family, abstraction, representation, place, memory and identity.
|Laughing Waters 1: walking at Boomerang House 2013, Linda Swinfield, mixed media on Stonehenge paper.|
Artists invited and confirmed thus far are:
Melanie Lazarow ( Melbourne)
Four Point Gallery Contemporary Emerging Art Gallery - See more at:
Would like to invite you all to the opening of a group exhibition entitled Out of Hand. All of the six artists are from the Hunter region and are either friends or have worked at the University of Newcastle, School of Creative Arts. The exhibition will open Tuesday 13 - Saturday 24 August, official opening Saturday 17 August drinks and nibbles between 3-6pm.
Laughing Waters Artist in Residence 2013
Mirage by Charles Conder, 1889, watercolour on paper. In the National Gallery of Victoria Collection. One of the many works that have inspired this residency application.
Art historical forms, traditional symbolism and contemporary practice have always merged in my art making process. I would like to return in this residency to “the body” within my art practice and see the return to the human form. With this project I aim to re incorporate place/ site and body and merge landscape into my work.
I would like to reference key art works from Australian Art history and incorporate the landscape within the Australian bush near Eltham and its related histories. I aim to construct abstract bodies within sites/ land and cut out forms that depict human presence, absence and place.
For this purpose I wish to use my knowledge of Art History to research the artists who have frequented the area and make/ remake aspects of this history.