Peter Tilley at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

Black Harvest (23 April to 5 June 2016)

Art News from Australia. Published by MAY SPACE on Sunday 03 April 2016.

Andy Devine and Peter Tilley, 'Response #10' 2013 (detail) image

The next stop for Peter Tilley’s touring collaborative exhibition with Andy Devine is Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre. Black Harvest includes both individual and joint artworks by Devine and Tilley, with reference to the Hunter Valley Region.

“The collaborative 3D collages and sculptural pieces, assembled from paintings, printing plates and objects either found or made, embrace the idea that the works remain open to a multiplicity of meanings and interpretations. Duality of meaning is an aspect that we have consistently pursued and consciously incorporated in our work. There is an apparent simplicity to the objects and images yet they are richly symbolic and capable of multiple or contradictory interpretations. This is an area of primary importance to us both. The symbolism can be read as a metaphor for humankind’s disregard for the natural world. There is also an undercurrent of the lived experience both of us have weathered before settling in Newcastle.”
- Peter Tilley

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre will have an exhibition opening from 6pm on 22 April 2016.