Posts from the ‘sculpture’ Category
I am currently exhibiting wonderful artwork by an insightful artist named Prue Scott. Prue is a sculptor and her current exhibition is a collection of nude bronzes portraying scenes of humanity, support and joy. There is nothing sexual about the images and they are an excellent representation of the human form, both physical and emotional.
What makes this exhibition ‘different’ is that all of the bronze sculptures are male.
I hadn’t given that fact a second thought; however the majority of our visitors during the past week have found the innocent images very confronting and have asked questions like ‘what’s the artist’s infatuation with naked men?’; and ‘why so many penises?’
What I found even more interesting is that many of these comments and questions were made by women.
It dawned on me that if these bronzes were female, they would not have evoked the same reaction or response. I would not have heard the questions ‘what’s the artist’s infatuation with naked women?’; nor would have I heard ’why so many boobies?’
As a society, we are used to seeing naked females, not just in art but in general. There is no shock; no awe; we seem to be desensitised.
So here we are in 2012, and 30cm sculptures of naked men elicit responses from both men and women that suggest we are living in a time long long ago.
This post doesn’t aim to preach, or change the world. I thought I’d write it as this is the first exhibition that we have hosted that has elicited so much response and so much conversation. By my measure, it is therefore the first time we have shown a true art exhibition.
Equability by Prue Scott ends this Sunday 9 December at 6pm.
one hundredth gallery is for everyone new to art | 49 Porter St Prahran
The one hundredth gallery showcase is on until Sunday 29 April.
We are currently exhibiting over 60 artworks by 23 artists and we would like you to take a minute to choose your favourite artwork. We don’t yet have a prize to offer to the artist/s with the most votes (sponsors welcome!), but it is another great way for us to provide feedback to our wonderful aspiring and emerging artists.
There are three ways for you to vote for your favourite artwork –
- Drop into the gallery to see the works in person and to cast your vote
- Click on the artwork that you like (http://100thgallery.com/gallery/showcase/) and then click the facebook ‘like’ button below it
- Click on the artwork that you like (http://100thgallery.com/gallery/showcase/) and then click on the tweet button below it
Voting closes at 6pm on Sunday 29 April and the people’s favourite will be announced shortly after.
one hundredth gallery is for everyone new to art
49 porter street prahran
between greville st and commercial rd
open | friday – sunday 11am – 6pm
sourced from Melbourne Zoo
Fifty elephant calves migrate to Melbourne
The streets of Melbourne will host a herd of 50 fibreglass sculptures custom-made in the shape of Melbourne Zoo’s famous Asian Elephant calf, Mali, as a major community event on Melbourne Zoo’s 150th birthday celebration calendar.
In August and September 2012, the life-sized sculptures will transform the city’s streets, parks, and public spaces into an open-air visual extravaganza of colourful stories, art, and creativity.
Melbourne Zoo Director Kevin Tanner said the Zoo was calling on Melbourne’s business community to be part of the Mali in the City event by sponsoring a Mali sculpture.
“Come August, we will be locating 50 Malis throughout the City in celebration of our 150th year and to spread the word about why it is so important that we save animals from extinction,” Mr Tanner said.
The custom-designed herd of Malis will be on display throughout the City for 6 weeks. At the end of the year, the Malis will be auctioned, with all proceeds going to the Zoo’s conservation work to fight the extinction of animals in Australia and overseas.
From April 2012, sponsors will be able to select from the submitted designs, or they can even choose to commission their preferred artist. Sponsorships are $5,000 for a designed Mali or $4,500 for sponsors who wish to arrange their own artists.
Mr Tanner has also called on artists to be part of the project by putting forward their designs for the Malis.
“Each fibreglass elephant is a blank 3D canvas, and we want artists to create innovative, inspiring and environmentally conscious designs to grace our herd of Malis.”
The Zoo is delighted to announce that renowned Australian artist David Bromley will paint two sculptures and also serve as the Mali in the City Art Patron.
From now until the 16 April 2012 artists can submit designs, with successful submissions being commissioned in May 2012.
To sponsor a Mali or to put forward an artist’s Expression of Interest visit http://www.zoo.org.au/50-Life-size-Malis-to-descend-on-Melbournes-CBD
We are pleased to announce that our Abstract Expressionism exhibition by Colin Topp and Rachel Buse has been extended until this Sunday 11 September.
This means that you still have a week to come along to the galery and explore over 30 artworks by these wonderful artists!
We’re open 11am – 7pm Wednesday to Friday, and 12pm – 5pm Saturday and Sunday, and are located at 49 Porter Street, Prahran.
We are very excited to be currently exhibiting sculptures by Rachel Buse!
In Rachel Buse’s exhibition ‘Living Vessels’, she explores the purpose of humanity, using a familiar language of the forms of ceramic pottery. Her concept stems from her personal image of God as a potter creating humanity, each for their own function in his creation.
Every part of a vessel works together to function for a purpose. When one part becomes more important than another, the vessel can’t function. If we fight against what we are made to be, we mutate ourselves from the original design. The artist, Rachel Buse, invites the viewer to contemplate themselves in the works, and their own function in the world.
Rachel Buse studied Art and Religious Studies at Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Michigan. She graduated in 2003 with a B.A. in art specializing in ceramics. That year she was chosen as the Art Department ‘Distinguished Scholar’, a title given to the top student of the department. After a period of travel, she has settled in Melbourne, become a member of the Valley Potters, and devoted herself to her art, full time.
- 2011 Living Vessels , Solo show at Kingston Art Gallery
- 2011 Kingston Art Blitz “Green”
- 2010 Clay Connections, Valley Potters annual group show
- 2010 Kingston Art Blitz “Off The Wall”
- 2007 Hell’s Half Mile Art, Film, and Music Festival
- 2005 Ft Wayne Art Source All Media Art Show
- 2003 Senior Exhibition, Kreft Center Gallery, Ann Arbor (three person)
- 2002 Empty Bowls Charity Pottery Auction
- 2001-03 Concordia University Student Art Show, Kreft Center Gallery, Ann Arbor, (Juried Exhibition)
- 2010 First Place 3-D, Kingston Art Blitz “Off The Wall”
- 2005 Second Place 3-D, Ft Wayne Art Source Art Show
- 2005 Merchant’s Award, Ft Wayne Art Source Art Show
- 2003 Best of 3-D, Concordia University Student Art Show
- 2003 Art Department Distinguished Scholar Award, Concordia University
- 2002 Best in Show, Concordia University Student Art Show
- 2001 Merit Award, Concordia University Student Art Show
Please click on the photo below to see examples of Rachel’s work. Many more of Rachel’s sculptures are at one hundredth gallery until 4 September 2011.
by Colin Topp and Rachel Buse
We are very excited to present a new exhibition by painter Colin Topp, and sculptor Rachel Buse. Abstract Expressionism opens on Wednesday 24 August and will run until Sunday 4 September 2011. If you are able, please join us on Thursday 25 August from 6.30pm to celebrate the opening.
Colin Topp builds up an image / shape / colour in his mind, and then releases it onto the canvas in an outpouring of energy and emotion. The colours are overlayed and interwoven to produce a canopy that depicts the raw Australian land. The final outcome is not always what was originally conceived but it is a subconscious expression of his thoughts and feelings and how he sees the image in his mind. The process will be repeated until the final image reveals itself. Colin’s art is full of emotion, energy and expression. He sees it as a journey through and around the canvas. When you look at the finished painting you see things below the surface that appear to be suspended and are not apparent at the first look. This is part of the joy of discovery. Colin encourages people to lay their hands on the canvas to feel the texture of the surface, which only adds to the experience.
Examples of Colin’s work can be found by clicking here with many more paintings in the gallery.
Rachel Buse’s sculpture explores the purpose of humanity, using a familiar language of the forms of ceramic pottery. Her concept stems from her personal image of God as a potter creating humanity, each for their own function in his creation. Every part of a vessel works together to function for a purpose. When one part becomes more important than another, the vessel can’t function. If we fight against what we are made to be, we mutate ourselves from the original design. Rachel invites the viewer to contemplate themselves in the works, and their own function in the world.
Examples of Rachel’s work can be found by clicking here with many more sculptures in the gallery.
Venue: one hundredth gallery
Address: 49 Porter Street Prahran
Entry Fees: Free
Grand Opening: 6.30pm-8.30pm Thursday 25 August 2011
Opening Times: 11am-7pm Wednesday to Friday, and 12pm-5pm Saturday and Sunday
Contact Details: Charles Hardman | 0413 00 1234 | email@example.com