Gabriella
Posted by

Someday Gallery – Ladies’ Art Show – Melbourne


1st to 19th Nov, 2006
SOMEDAY GALLERY
Level 3 Curtin House,
252 Swanston Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000
Someday Gallery is proud to present We’re only here because I dreamt us
up – an international group show curated by Princess Tina founder/designer Beci Orpin . Beci has fetched Canadians Sonja Ahlers and Geneviève Castrée – two talented young artists who have been inspiring her from afar – and has brought them together in Australia to create an exhibition that is girlish but mischievous, innocent but
dark, dreamy but grim.

More info after the jump . . .

Someday Gallery would like to invite you to attend the launch of We’re
only here because I dreamt us up an international group show curated by
Beci Orpin. The launch will be from 7-9pm on Wednesday 1st November and
will feature live musical performances by Woelv (Genevieve Castree) and
Calvin Johnson, the founder of K Records.

Someday Gallery is proud to present We’re only here because I dreamt us
up – an international group show curated by Princess Tina
founder/designer Beci Orpin. Beci has fetched Canadians Sonja Ahlers
and Geneviève Castrée – two talented young artists who have been
inspiring her from afar – and has brought them together in Australia to
create an exhibition that is girlish but mischievous, innocent but
dark, dreamy but grim.

We’re only here because I dreamt us up is a refreshingly feminine
collection of works – a comment on what it is like to be a young woman
within the natural, cultural and political climates of today’s world,
as well as an indulgent peek into these artists’ private dreams and
imaginings.

Australia and Canada have strong cultural similarities and Orpin,
Ahlers and Castrée confess to being influenced and inspired by similar
ideas, concerns and observations. They share a similar female
sensibility and sometimes use similar motifs and imagery in their works
– such as animals, dreamscapes and nature. Despite these similarities,
each artist has a distinct approach and a strong artistic style: Orpin
uses symmetry, silhouettes and colour to create wood-cut works and
screen prints with a strong ‘folk’ feel; Ahlers’ craft aesthetic
extends from her poetic collage work to her paintings and hand knitted
bunnies; and Castrée’s highly detailed, introspective drawings comment
on the darkness of war and what it is like to be frightened.

We’re only here because I dreamt us up is a rare treat for Melbourne
audiences – a collaborative exhibition by three like-minded young
artists exploring, at times, serious and potentially frightening themes
with a light handed, distinctly female touch. This is an exhibition
that promises to inspire thought and dialogue for its duration and for
a long time after!

Similar Posts:

Comments are closed.

Facebook Twitter Flickr Flickr