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PAUL LUCAS, Jackson’s Island, Abrolhos Islands, WA (Detail)
Oil on canvas, 120x240cm, $13,500
255 South Terrace, South Fremantle p:: (08) 9335 3422
e:: firstname.lastname@example.org w:: www.fremantleartgallery.com .au
Perth’s Most Beautiful Independent Art Gallery
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
(08) 9550 3900
Chris Marshall & Debra Scidone – Mandjar Blues
ALCOA MANDURAH ART GALLERY
Mandjar Blues – Chris Marshall & Debra Scidone
January 21 – February 12
“Sol Y Sombre” Estuary Artists
February 18 - March 12
Mandjar Art Award 2011
March 19 – April 10
AN INSPIRATIONAL HOBBY
HOME OPEN | Fremantle artists and their collections
Artists are great collectors. It’s not surprising that they gather the bric-a -brac that
fuels their imagination – but they also collect the work of other artists. Sometimes
this is shee r cun n ing – Picasso an d Matisse bo ught and swapped each other’s
work as a way of keeping tabs on the opposition – but mostly it’s about respect
a nd also about gen erosity. Home Open is an exhibitio n that provides an insight
into this process of collecting. For someone whose life’s work is to create objects
a nd images that are visually intriguing, intellectu ally coherent an d aesthetically
pleasing, the en viro nmen t they inhabit mu st have those same cha racte ristics. The
grandiose Man hattan loft of Julian S chnabel tells us a lot abo ut his aspiratio ns,
just as the bark hu mpy on B ribie Isla nd where Ian Fai rweather lived and worked
provides a sharply focused lens on his perso nality.
So, what fun to be able to go inside the homes of artists to see the spaces they
have created. What furn iture do they choose, what objects fill their shelves, w hat
a rtefacts in spire them an d, of cou rse, whose ar twork s do they han g o n their walls?
“Just as these collections tell the story of the ar tist, and provide clues as to their
method and their lifestyle, each object has a tale of its own,” says curator Chris Hill.
“How a painting, an item of furniture, or a collection of rocks came into someone’s
life becomes as important as the object itself. Where did it come from, and why is it
important? If a picture speaks a thousand words, imagine the stories that Christine
Gosfield’s sixties sideboard filled with VIP concert tickets tells, or Tess Howard’s
mantelpiece laden with trinkets and knick-knacks that have been collected over
years and years.” Novem ber 27–Jan ua ry 21, Frema ntle Arts Ce ntre. Visit fac.o rg.au .
Artist Tess Howard.
BELOW Her mantelpiece
collection of k nick-k nacks.
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