October 14

PETER, ARCHIE AND HEIKE

Peter Vandermark and Gary

Peter Vandermark and Gary

Its hard to believe that when this current group of shows ends – the year is pretty much over. That means one more wild and crazy opening at CCAS before Christmas. Phew ! Friday night was always going to be a great opening with Peter Vandermark and Archie Moore in tow (unfortunately Hekie Qualitz is in Berlin – well perhaps not so unfortunate for her !) While Peter Maloney and Louise Paramor’s Action Stations and Eleanor Scicchitano’s On Men are very hard acts to follow Peter, Archie and Heike have sure stepped up to the plate. Peter’s Modulations is a substantial series of  recent sculptural works consisting of many parts that don’t quite belong together. But in Peter’s skilful hands they make perfect sense as sometimes weird and always wonderful objects. Archie (visiting from Brisbane) imagines flags for 14 Aboriginal Nations in Queensland that were originally imagined by anthropologist RH Mathews in 1900. Originally raised in the Great Courtyard of University of Queensland these “artworks masquerading as flags” have generated their fair share of stories and trouble around protocols and who they represent. But they are art before flags, notwithstanding, the ceremonial atmosphere in the gallery. And Heike’s poetic video works in the blackened Cube explore the silence and stillness of natural environments through … movement. Modulations Peter Vandermark, 14 Queensland Nations (nations imagined by RH Mathews) and Between Coming and Going Heike Qualitz at CCAS Gorman House Galleries until 15 November.

Peter Vandermark is represented by Olsen Irwin Gallery , Sydney

Archie Moore is represented by The Commercial, Sydney

Archie Moore and Tina

Archie Moore and Tina

Joseph and Archie

Joseph and Archie and flags

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Susan and Peter

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Zoe and Morvin

FAB couple

Maddie and Caitlyn

Nagesh and Simon

Nagesh and Simon

Bronwyn and Nick

Bronwyn and Nick

Bob and Shellaine

Bob and Shellaine

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FAB group

Alycia, Izzie and Joanna

Alycia, Izzie and Joanna

Anja and Jordan

Anja and Jordan

Dioni and Shellaine

Dioni and Shellaine

Anni and Martin

Anni and Martin

Joanna and Alex at Sage Mint 1

Joanna and Alex at SageMint 1

Later at Sage Mint1

Later at SageMint1