CDU Visual Arts Presents
CDU Visual Arts had a lot to offer in 2014. Talent came from multiple directions and included five exhibitions over the October to December period.
The season of creative events was launched with two exhibitions sponsored by DVAA utilising both Wood St galleries.
An undergraduate exhibition selected by Visual Arts staff covering a number of disciplines including painting, ceramic, sculpture and screen-printing.
A research-based exhibition facilitated by Visual Arts lecturer Sarah Pirrie including artist Joanne Green, Daniala Eugester, Nena Zanos, Kerry Taylor and Yvette Martin. Dialogues explores time spent consumed in work place community and attempts to embody the influence of this on art practice. Artists' acknowledge that creative ideas among the work place can add value to the workplace community, often in small and unexpected ways (see http://afterlifegroupblog.wordpress.com).
The Nan Giese Gallery at Charles Darwin University held three exhibitions:
This was the final exhibition for CDU Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Arts) graduates. The exhibition includes textile installations, sculptures and experimental abstract paintings.
Two exceptional exhibitions featured Honours students Ian Hance and Serge Ah Wong.
A solo exhibition by Honours student Ian Hance, explored uncanny situations and objects in Darwin environments through an installation that it itself unheimlich.
In Honours student Serge Ah Wong's exhibition, Hebou Hebou – Join together and talk, viewers were met with large-scale painted portraits adorned with traditional Papau New Guinea tattoos and headdresses.