exhibition features artworks from some of Perths most exciting
young artists, all aged under 26. All are recent graduates from
Central TAFE, Curtin University or Edith Cowan University. They
were hand-selected as among the very best young artists to have
emerged in Perth over the past two years by Gallery Director Helen
Morgan and her Gallery Curator Allison Archer.
A diverse scope of work will be on display, ranging from Kate Faulds
delicate cast wax pieces that resemble impossible gallery support
and display structures, to Buffy Hallams cast concrete work
that evokes a miniature architectural installation. Her small panels
are altered by their positioning, able to become a ceiling, wall
or platform. Their props can change from being the supporter to
the supported. In this way she creates a dialogue that evolves through
various arrangements of tension and intersection.
Sam Rowlands works with photographs, often based on everyday environments.
He stated, we become immune to the repetition of our everyday
actions. The way we look at what we see everyday becomes softened
by our existing notion of our surrounds. The work leaves the viewer
to try and pull together some sort of hard edge image from the surface,
but is left with only traces of the familiar.
Dimple Shah will take up her trademark black insulation tape once
again to create striking geometric mapping patterns utilising three
of the Gallerys display panels.
Abstract paintings from Natalie Brown are designed to mesmerise
the viewers eyes with their optical illusions. Her paintings
are large, so as the picture plane is no longer just an object
on the wall, but rather, a space which surrounds the viewer, allowing
the viewer to participate directly with the work. These works
contrast strongly with Christopher Foys small scale, still
life florals (composed of plasticine and Lego) which are a dramatically
different take on domestic art.
Emily Mabee works with oil paint, but not in a traditional manner.
She explores the formal qualities, physical processes and conventions
of painting, whilst manipulating the material possibilities of acrylic
paint. Emily establishes links between painting and textile, through
her woven paintings, and extends paint activity beyond the framed
edge of the painting, using the gallery space as a secondary framing
This is an exciting assortment of contemporary young thought and