Blake Poole's exhibition was a great success with nearly all his artworks sold on the opening night.
Guests enjoyed the gallery, a garden party, firepit, projections and warm soup.
It was a great event utilising all SHACs facilities.
A fab event that got our neighbourhood and community out on a cold wet night. The fires, lit umbrellas and hot chai made it a homely 'backyard' feeling gathering. The projections were perfect - colourful, meaningful and mesmerizing. The soundscape added a vital element and was technically excellent.
By popular demand the successful Goddess Rising exhibition has been extended until the 30th May.
Marvel at Margarita Leon's handmade and selectively handcrafted and sculpted headwear - works of art that embody the inner beauty and power of the feminine.
SHAC CoLab2 Gallery (upstairs) Cower Mews, White Gum Valley.
Ilsa’s exhibition contains recycled antique purses in various shapes and sizes. Some are wall mounted on found blocks of wood. Brightly painted in reds, yellow, greens and blue hues, they give an optimistic happy atmosphere. Each one seems to stand like a light-reflecting colourful jewel.
The refinement and fluidity of these purses speak with the gridding meshwork of the material and they flow like cascades off the wall mounts.
Ilsa speaks of her works as symbols of the philosophical and psychological processes of women’s enmeshment in the differing facets and structures of societal living.
Small ceramic sculptures are also on display. Pinch pots that have been formed with no plan or conscious thought. The making of these glowing carmine painted pots Ilsa says is a process of self-healing and self–nourishment. From the inner to the outer,the philosophy of mind body connection. For her this is all about self-discovery, exploration and self connectedness; keys to her inner growth.
An interesting, thought provoking collection of small artworks, personal but unsentimental.
Clowning 101 with Lynda Moylan and Gaea Anastas. Live on Saturday morning as part of SHAC's Incubate Programme. Check the website www.shacfreo.com/shac-incubate-2020 for the full weekend schedule.
Fiona Gavino's 'soft' socially distanced artwork exhibition opening, with Josh Wilson. Featuring SHAC Gallery's new hanging system.
Tim Grant has exhibited throughout Australia and internationally. Photography has taken Tim to many different countries but he is always drawn back to Fremantle.Using digital technology Tim finds new meanings to mundane monotone memories – creating magical scenarios where monsters hide, disco lights flash, colours fly and party clothes appear.
Review of Secret Geography :
An Exhibition of Works by Madeline Clare, Oct 2019.
Madeline, originally from England, is a yoga teacher and visual artist, embracing voice and movement in her art practice. Shortly before becoming a member of SHAC she spent 3 months as an Artist in Residence in Iceland.
Through the delicate discourse within her art Madeline uses a number of media: watercolour, oil on tissue paper, print, drawing, stitch and crochet.
The paintings and drawings mostly involve the Icelandic landscape but there are some nude studies, including a series of Zen-like renditions in graphite on authentic gesso-ed board.
Madeline says that her work tries to evoke landscape motion and inner spiritual movement toward inner and outer connection.
The mythologies and constructs of humankind’s understanding of the outside world come into her studies, her journeying and her playing.
She has a well thought out philosophy and a voice that should be heard.
By Allan Tinley (Artist/Philosopher)
SHAC is a group of Fremantle based artists living as an co-operative housing group