July 11

EXISTENTIAL

Will and Aarron Garlick

Wilson and Aarron Garlick

So many openings made for a tricky evening and depleted numbers last night. Started out early at Megalo Print Studio + Gallery with  Screen Test showing GREAT new work by Alex Lewis, Martin James and Rebecca Stapledon. Exhibition continues until Saturday 26th July 2014. Then it was a mad dash to Photoaccess where Brenda Croft and David Broker opened exhibitions by the fabulous Kerry Reed Gilbert and Megan Cope who is a member of Brisbane’s provocative collective of Aboriginal artists, proppaNOW. Finally made it to CCAS Manuka where Aaron Garlick’s exhibition Proving my existence recalled school days with two rows of stripped desk objects variously covered in patterns and graffiti of a desk top nature – and we aren’t talking about computers here. Aaron used thermochromatic pigment which means that the works are interactive and there was plenty of interaction happening as is evidenced by the photos. Hence the plethora of action shots. These works change when heat is applied and unfortunately it is freezing in Canberra at the moment but lead to a great deal of talk about who was the hottest as the audience did their very best to heat up the works. Proving my existence (which was never really in doubt) at CCAS Manuka until 21 July.

Aaron, Yasmin, Tim, Lauren and Chris in some hairdryer action

Aaron, Yasmin, Tim, Lauren and Chris in some hairdryer action

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family photo : Anne, Chris, Aaron and Alan

haidryer

hairdryer 1 : Anne,  Alex and Pixie

hairdryer 2

hairdryer 2 : Wilson, Aaron, Anne  Alex and Pixie 

heat

hairdryer 3 : heat

 

Lauren and Dave

Lauren and Dave

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Andrew, Tim and Lauren

Yasmin and Sabrina hands on

Yasmin, Chris and Sabrina hands on

Yasmin, Andrew and Aaron

Yasmin, Andrew and Aaron

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desk set : Tim and Chris