Monthly Archives: April 2017

2 Minds by Naoras Alkarkhey and Emad Dhahir

Exhibition runs from 25th April to 7th May 2017.
Opening Event: 6-8pm Wednesday 26th April
(Please note that Tuesday 25 April is Anzac Day and the exhibition will not open until after 1pm that day)

This show features Naoras Alkarkhey (in her first exhibition) and Emad Dhahir coming together as “2 Minds”. Their work is visually related in the exploration of the human form but conceptually has different focus.

Alkarkhey says “My artworks are a personal expression of my own dreams and experiences. I discover beauty in the feminine figure and the delicate structure of a woman’s curves. The infamous Raven is my representation of strength and recovery. It is symbolic of my own experiences and the challenges I have encountered throughout my life. I rejoice in the power of women and encourage a sense of individuality. Through my artworks, I aim to create a message in which women must embrace their body and sexuality; to accept themselves wholeheartedly.”

Dhahir says “The main sources of inspiration for my sculptural body of work comes from the mythology of my own culture – the ancient Mesopotamia which are blended with rituals of my daily life – my dreams and my memories. I borrow the beauty from formal and aesthetic qualities of old ancient sculptures as well as the languages and forms of modern sculpture such as those of Giacometti, transforming them into new contemporary language and spicing them with an ‘Iraqi style’. This ‘style’ often contains and interprets serious subject matter in form and content which provide to my sculptures different humanistic and aesthetic qualities. While facing these honestly made small-size sculptures, the viewer should comprehend that they are just creative and playful foundation for bigger sculptural artistic projects waiting to be created in public space.”

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Two Birds of a Feather

Exhibition runs 11th to 23rd April 2017.

This special Easter exhibition showcases two of our resident artists – Katerina Apale and Emily Valentine. Both feature feathers in their work, however they interpret this theme in distinctively different ways.

Katerina was born and raised in Riga, Latvia, where she painted from an early age. She has exhibited works in many solo and group shows all over the world. Katerina has exhibited in Gauge previously for Interiors, where her works were admired and purchased for their vigorous use of colour, and portrayal of animals and nature.

Emily Valentine studied Object Design at Sydney College of the Arts. Many have purchased her beaded jewellery from Glass Artists’ Gallery. Since then, she has earned national and international recognition for her unique, hybrid creatures where she uses “feathers” as her paint.

Please note the gallery will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.