Sculptures Shine Light On Communication Issues
To a person drowning in a sea of communication in this era of global marketing and media, Tilting at Windmills will be a welcome beacon when it opens at the City of Melville’s Heathcote Museum and Gallery in Applecross on Friday, 6 July 2012.
Through a series of exquisitely crafted sculptures talented artist Denise Brown navigates the choppy waters of communication from multiple perspectives.
Artist Denise said the exhibition explored communication issues we face today arising from roaming technology, language difficulties, inadequate education and personality attributes.
“Through my feature artwork “Shades of Grey”, I wanted to convey how it feels to live in a time of mass text and the struggle to stay afloat in this time of social networking,” she said.
“From a different perspective, in “Memories we’re Made Of” I wanted to consider a child’s frustrated attempts at understanding and interacting with the world around them.”
City of Melville Acting Curator Olimpia Cullity said, “Denise’s art is engaging and while it will be of particular interest to people exposed to language difficulties, the exhibition will challenge every visitors view on verbal and written communication, which often is taken for granted.
“The content of the exhibition resonates with the history of the gallery as a home for the mentally ill. Patients at Heathcote Hospital may have found life in society challenging and some would have had difficulties communicating.” she said.
The artworks will be on display in each of the gallery’s spaces, some of which were formerly used as seclusion rooms. The show will feature sound works created by renowned screen composer Christine Tintor.
Tilting at Windmills will be opened by artist Peter Dailey on Friday, 6 July 2012 at 6.00pm. RSVP to the opening by Wednesday, 4 July 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9364 5666.
The exhibition will run from Saturday, 7 July to Sunday, 12 August 2012 at the City of Melville’s Heathcote Museum and Gallery on Duncraig Road in Applecross. Opening hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10.00am to 3.00pm and Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon to 4.00pm.
Visitors to the gallery on Sundays will be able to meet the artist as she creates new work as Heathcote’s Artist in Residence.
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