Traces of Light and Shadow

LIGHT AND SHADOW: James Farley, Fossils & Hyperobjects 2016, lumen print on silver gelatin paper.TRACES of Light and Shadow employs camera-less photographic in response to this time of ecological crisis.
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This exhibition forms part of James Farley’s ongoing research towards a practice based PhD at Charles Sturt University, where his research explores the potential for post-photographic practice to participate in the transition from the current cultures of consumption and anxiety, towards a culture of ecological stewardship.

James adopts camera-less and generative processes in order to relinquish the position of total control, instead working towards a practice that incorporates the values central to the emergent culture of ecological stewardship.

These values include an openness, chance, chaos and most importantly, collaboration. Traces of Light and Shadow is on display in the E3 art space until July 31.

Joanna Bone: In Depth BLUE: Joanna Bone, Blue Sand Dollar 2014, blown glass. Picture: Aaron Micallef

THE just opened exhibition In Depth re-examines the dominant themes in Joanna’s work, inspired by the colours, textures and form of Queensland’s marine environment.

The translucency, colour, and optical characteristics of glass are reminiscent of the marine environment and draw the viewer’s eye, inviting intense visual exploration of the depths, layers and intensity of the pieces.

Joanna’s unique style of working, developed over the past decade, involves engraving the surface of simple glass forms that have been created hot from pre-formed multi-layered and multi-coloured glass cane. In this latest body of work, supported by Arts Queensland Development and Presentation funding, Joanna has furthered the technical and conceptual development of her arts practice, resulting in the creation of new combinations of forms and surface pattern.

The new body of work includes 11 major individual pieces and an installation piece consisting of 17 glass seagrass fronds.

The collection is currently touring the eastern states under the management of Museum and Art Gallery Services Queensland. Following two successful exhibitions in early 2015, the collection is scheduled to be exhibited at another nine locations around the country over the next two years.

The new work has been well-received, with pieces being listed as finalists for the prestigious 2015 Tom Malone Prize for Glass Art hosted by the Art Gallery of Western Australia, and the Moreton Bay Regional Art Award (2013, 2015).

The exhibition is on display until October 16.

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