Thursday, January 28, 2010

So what do you call a group of artists?

I've never quite been sure what to call a group of artists. I know of the phrases, a murder of crows and all of that but a group of artists often perplexes me! Maybe some of our blog readers will be inspired to come up with a name for a group of artists after they see our February exhibition..
"What do they call a group of artists?"
The exhibition features works by Aaron Bailey, Robyn Emerson Fiona Fraser, Merryn Hansford (as seen above) and Andrea Kaltwasser.
Please see below for our media release.

As artists, working in the studio and creating art can be a very lonely and individual pursuit. Town Hall Gallery has aimed to prevent this by bringing together five artists who work in a wide range of media and who have never exhibited together before. By the end of this exhibition, they will have gained knowledge of each other's working methods, which may inspire their future artistic endeavours.

"After the success of the Assemble exhibition last year, we thought this model of selecting a small group of diverse artists to show together was a great way to introduce them to other artists and new ways of working. We found that the artists tend to keep in touch after the initial exhibition and many work on future exhibitions together. Town Hall Gallery is just the catalyst for such meetings" says Mardi Nowak Curator.

Viewers will get a taste of each artist's body of works which include abstract painting, mixed media works, drawing and caustic painting.

With such a variety of unusual techniques and materials, viewers are encouraged to attend the In conversation program on Saturday 20 February from 2pm to 3pm where most of the artists will be discussing the inspiration behind their works and how some of their effects were created.
Come along and support some of your local and emerging artists, there really will be something for everyone in this exhibition. You may even be able to come up with a name for 'a group of artists'!
The exhibition will run from 3rd February until the 27th February.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

re: what do u call an artist.

Anyway of recording this session and posting here on the web for those who cant attend but who would love to hear what the artist have to say?

thanks,

GB

Anonymous said...

Re: what do they call a group of artist,

sorry was referring to the Feb 2 gathering for the artist to explain their artwork. Record that and post here on yr website?

Again thanks,

GB

Gallery Curator said...

Hi there, we actually haven't recorded any of the public programs before but we can investigate it! It maybe a link to you tube or a podcast... let us see what we can do!

Anonymous said...

Now that the exhibit has begun, when will u post pics of the artist and their work?

Thanks,

IH

Anonymous said...

Re: Last posting,

Sorry didnt see the photo side on the right, but no pictures of the artist? I live in the states, visited yr gallery a few yrs back, was so impressed that I searched to see if u were online and loved what I've seen since.
Regards,
IH

Anonymous said...

Do any of the artist sell any of their artwork after the exhibition is over?

Thanks,

IH

Gallery Curator said...

Hi there,
we load photos of the works from each exhibition onto our flickr site (link is at the top right corner of our blog). We don't always have photos of the artists themselves, some people are camera shy!

The artists do sell their work after the exhibitions and they can usually be contacted via their own websites. We add the links where we can.
Glad that you enjoy our blog and hope that next time you are in Australia that you can visit us again.
Cheers! Mardi - Curator

Anonymous said...

Re: Mr. Bailey comments on his painting.
I found his remarks posted here on 2/14/010 to be very enlightening , refreshing regarding his thinking on what brought him to what to paint, does he sell his artwork?, if so how does one contact him?

Regards,

Gallery Curator said...

I'm glad that you have enjoyed our updates. In terms of contacting any of artists, you can email your contact details to the curator mardi.nowak@boroondara.vic.gov.au and we can forward on to the artists.
Enjoy your day and thanks for reading!