Wednesday 3 February – Saturday 20 February
Opening Manningham Art Gallery’s 2016 exhibition program are concurrent shows of new work by artists Anne Morel and Anthony Williams.
In Gallery One is French-Australian artist Anne Morel’s first solo exhibition of her bright and bold textile design work. Presenting a selection of patterns of stylised and abstracted intersecting floral forms, Nature Connectedness celebrates the striking colours and textures of the Tahitian landscape. Inspired by personal memories and photographs from her childhood in Tahiti, Morel has created a body of work that is as much a meditation on migration, change and attachment to place as it is a study of the diversity of form in the natural world.
Anthony Williams’ Apocalypse Party in Gallery Two is a body of work that has evolved from a process of experiment and play. Working in an intuitive, distracted and unguided manner, Williams manipulates materials such as paint and clay until recognisable forms and images appear.
Referencing histories of surrealist automatic drawing and stream of consciousness writing, Williams’ method is a way of exploring ideas and thoughts with which he is preoccupied at any particular moment.
Many of the works reflect on the prevalence of images of destruction, decay and warfare in today’s mainstream news media, television series and films. The exhibition is a contemplative exploration of how pervasive and also how desensitising our over-exposure to these images can be.
Anthony Williams – Painting Demonstration
Saturday 13 February, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Watch the creation of a number of new works over the course of a day in this demonstration of Anthony Williams’ spontaneous, animated working method.
Anne Morel – Tunisian Crochet Workshop
Saturday 13 February, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Learn this unique and beautiful method of crocheting with artist Anne Morel. Price $25 (cost includes materials and needle).
Bookings on 9840 9382.
Manningham Art Gallery
Manningham City Square
687 Doncaster Road,
Doncaster VIC 3108
Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00 am – 2.00 pm