Off the Kerb's March Exhibitions

Four new exhibitions open at Off the Kerb Gallery.

By Hand by Ken K Chung, an ongoing series of illustrations embodying craft, process and communication. Artronica: Music for everyone by Eddie Botha celebrates music as a universal language that we can all understand and enjoy. Imagined Communities by Hugo Mathias challenges national myths and ideas of national pride. Nice Day To Go To The Pub by Simon O’Carrigan is a series of drawings of pubs.

Art Exhibition previously on at Off the Kerb Gallery in Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 15 March 2018 to Thursday 29 March 2018
Launch Friday 16 March 2018, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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Published by Off the Kerb Gallery on Thursday 08 March 2018.
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ENTRY IS FREE!

OPENING NIGHT: Fri 16 Mar 6 – 9pm

BUYERS’ PREVIEW: Thurs 15 Mar 12.30 -6pm

EXHIBITION DATES: 15 – 29 Mar 2018

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FRONT GALLERY : : By Hand by Ken K Chung

By Hand is an ongoing series of illustrations embodying craft, process and communication.
The main collection is large scale illustrations informed by pointillism in its approach, incorporating photography in its process, and is accompanied by collage and sculptures.
Within each piece is an abstracted statement and response revolving around the theme of impermanence – a Buddhist concept where change and transience is observed, questioned and meditated upon. Here the practice of stippling reflects the repetition of mantras during mediation and the exhibited works present the accumulative process and journey of creation and its final form as a whole.
Each illustration is titled subjectively with labels such as ‘Ambition’ and ‘Obstacle;’ named from my own perspective as I create and contemplate the challenges of each piece and the task I have set before me. The relationships of the stacked rocks and crystal, evocative hand gestures, collage and sculptures further elaborate my thoughts behind the illustrations and aim to illicit the viewer’s own interpretation of the subjects. Furthermore to encourage contemplation of the creative processes involved, mindfulness of one’s own place amongst a whole and the hidden languages we share through images and gestures; craft, process and communication.

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BACK GALLERY : : Artronica: Music for everyone by Eddie Botha

Music is for everyone; a universal language that we can all understand and enjoy. This fourth episode of Artonica is about music whilst exploring stories of everyday life. The audience can participate in the exhibition, making music together with the artworks by pressing buttons. Eddie’s interactive art work aims to entertain the viewer actively, aiming to break the separation between the viewer and the fear of robot domination. His style has evolved as a mixture of International Asian Ink techniques, street art inspired expressions, manga drawing and collages combined with electronics and textures. Come and join in the fun.

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SIDE GALLERY : Imagined Communities by Hugo Mathias

“Imagined Communities” aims to challenge national myths and ideas of national pride, particularly within the context of Australia & New Zealand.

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UPSTAIRS GALLERY : : Nice Day To Go To The Pub by Simon O’Carrigan

This exhibition is a series of drawings of pubs and music venues in the City of Yarra. The show takes its title from a Cosmic Psychos song.
Inspired by the raucous rock’n’roll to be found inside these venues, the drawings are made energetically with dip pens, ink, and watercolour. They are drawn directly in ink with energetic line work and loose washes of ink and watercolour.
They document the beauty of some of the pubs, and offer a romanticised facelift to others. As a snapshot of the current state of these buildings, they remind us that each building has been something else in the past and will change again in the future.
Long live rock and roll!
Simon works as a freelance illustrator from his Collingwood studio, and teaches classes on sketching in ink.
This exhibition is proudly supported by Yarra City Council.
A portion of proceeds from the sale of selected artworks will be donated to PBS 106.7 FM.

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Location

Off the Kerb
Gallery & Studios
66B Johnston Street
Collingwood 3066
Thurs | Fri 12.30pm-6:00pm
Sat | Sun 12:00-5:00pm
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