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Goldmuseum Taipei - Metal Crafts Competition 2018.

The impression of our arteries

Exhibition  /  10 Mar 2017  -  01 Apr 2017
Published: 01.03.2017
Woolloongabba Art Gallery
Management:
Debra Porch
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Intro
The impression of our arteries is an exhibition that questions how the heart and the mind convey significant and revealing impressions and intentions through objects, images and the senses. It reflects the circulatory patterns between those one loves, and the feelings, senses, intuition, perception, influence and the impressions that are formed from these bonds. / Debra Porch

Artist list

Ali Bezer, Sophie Bottomley, Robyn Daw, Caitlin Franzmann, Chantal Fraser, Victoria (Tor) Maclean, Carol McGregor, Julie-Anne Milinski, Sonya G. Peters, Debra Porch, Leena Riethmuller, Mona Ryder, Kat Sawyer, Elizabeth Shaw, Jay Younger
The impressions and interpretations of emotions, feelings, connections, all intertwined. I reflect on the specific system of the arteries and veins. The arteries being vessels that transport oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body, and the veins transporting blood back to the heart after the body has used the oxygen. Here are the direct connections to the heart, to the central part of living and feeling, to the hollow muscular organ that pumps blood through the circulatory system. Strangely, the heart is also regarded as the centre of a person’s deepest thoughts, emotions, sentiments, and soul. The heart has also become the overseer of compassion, kindness, sympathy, humanity, empathy, understanding and goodwill, or as Patti Smith said, “the transformation of the heart is a wondrous thing, no matter how you land there”.

The impression of our arteries is an exhibition that questions how the heart and the mind convey significant and revealing impressions and intentions through objects, images and the senses. It reflects the circulatory patterns between those one loves, and the feelings, senses, intuition, perception, influence and the impressions that are formed from these bonds. Here the visible and invisible connections that the artists have with each other, their families, their pets, and their ambitions, also stem from these veinlike systems of (heart-felt) attachments and relationships. The varying and diverse associations have presented new insights and quandaries for the artists included in this exhibition. All the female artists, through their work, have made a difference to the presence of detail and careful consideration reflected here. They have made a difference just by the action of thinking and constructing a new vehicle for contemplation - they leave their mark, their feeling, their perception. I proposed these ideas to 14 female artists with whom I have worked since 2003. All have notable intuition, perception, opinions and wisdom. Links with these artists have given me new insights and intelligence, and hopefully these associations have also done the same for them.

I gratefully acknowledge the artists Jay Younger, Elizabeth Shaw, Kat Sawyer, Mona Ryder, Leena Riethmuller, Sonya Peters, Julie-Anne Milinski, Tor Maclean, Carol McGregor, Chantal Fraser, Caitlin Franzmann, Robyn Daw, Sophie Bottomley and Ali Bezer. I sincerely thank Ellie Buttrose for her insightful words. And I wish to extend much gratitude to Robert Mercer and Alex Shaw of Woollongabba Art Gallery for the support of this project.

/ Debra Porch collaborator and organiser
 

Activities

Discussions by the artists Saturday afternoon 3pm - 5pm, 18th of March 2017

Hours

Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm

Opening

Saturday afternoon 3pm - 6pm, 11th of March 2017
Elizabeth Shaw. Object: Rescued Dog, 2017. Found ceramic, waste extrusion from building site, recycled sterling silver, titanium, cash cards. 7 x 11 x 3 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Elizabeth Shaw
Object: Rescued Dog, 2017
Found ceramic, waste extrusion from building site, recycled sterling silver, titanium, cash cards
7 x 11 x 3 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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Elizabeth Shaw. Object: Rescued Ducks, 2017. Found ceramic, recycled and reused sterling silver. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Elizabeth Shaw
Object: Rescued Ducks, 2017
Found ceramic, recycled and reused sterling silver
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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Julie-Anne Milinski. Installation: Love beads and meditation (Candy and Edgar), 2016 - 2017. Felted Ragdoll, cat fur beads, metallic embroidery thread. Julie-Anne Milinski
Installation: Love beads and meditation (Candy and Edgar), 2016 - 2017
Felted Ragdoll, cat fur beads, metallic embroidery thread
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Leena Riethmuller. Object: You and me, 2016. Epoxy putty. Leena Riethmuller
Object: You and me, 2016
Epoxy putty
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