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with the sacred, which demand an intense
and intimate connection to his own inner
The Artwork: Andrew mixes colours
that convey a meditative quality. The
artist's energy transfers on this canvas
to create an e ect both passionate and
textured. It is a highly evocative work
of the imagination.
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 152 x 182cm
360 Hay Street, Subiaco, (08) 9381 6577,
29. FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE
Title: A Journey to the West
Artist: Ma Liang was shown at the last
Pingyao International Photography
Festival, and comes to Fremantle Arts
Centre with FotoFreo 2010. He often
refers to photography as his "magic brush"
and brings a touch of unreality, where
imagination is an escape, to the world of
contemporary Chinese photography.
The Artwork: The "wonderlands" that Ma
Liang has created refer to the elements
of vir tual, physical and philosophical that
permeate the theme of Another Story:
Contemporary Chinese Photography.
This ephemeral landscape, like many of
his other works, are named after pillars
of Chinese literature. A Journey to the
West is an enduring story about spirit
and adventure, published in the 1590s
during the Ming dynasty. This sense of
mystery and wonderment is revisited in his
photograph, a meeting point of traditional
and contemporary storytelling.
Medium: Digital print
Size: 80 x 110cm
Exhibition: Another Story: Contemporary
March 20--April 25.
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle,
(08) 9432 9555, fac.org.au.
30. CENTRAL TAFE
Title: Seated Votive #4
Artist: Susan Flavell is a West
Australian sculptor whose work often
deals with animals or creatures including
the real, the hybrid, the fantastic and
even the monstrous. In this exhibition
for the Mark Howlett Foundation, the
focus is on domestic and mythic imagery.
The MHF is the premier visual art
patronage association based in WA and
has generated close to $1 million in artist
commissions since 1991.
The Artwork: The MHF commission
gives the ar tist freedom to experiment
with various threads of their practice and
in Susan's case, translate ideas across
materials from drawing to cardboard to
ceramic sculpture, incorporating ideas of
drawing and the figurine. This has led to a
new direc tion in Flavell's work, exploiting
the ceramic techniques of press moulding,
slip casting and surface detailing, to create
a dialogue between the form of the work
and the surface.
Medium: Slip cast ceramic with
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