Saturday 18th of July saw two beautiful new shows open at Arts Project Australia.
In the front gallery space, a small solo show of works by John Northe opened to much anticipation. A prolific ex-Arts Project artist, Northe passed away in 2009, leaving a significant body of work behind as the result of his artistic career. Curated by Arts Project gallery assistant Melissa Petty, the exhibition presents an exclusive collection of pastel and pencil drawings courtesy of the Estate of John Northe and Arts Project Australia.
Exhibition curator Melissa Petty at the opening of John Northe’s solo show.
The second exhibition that opened in the back half of the gallery was After…, an exhibition exploring how images can be reinterpreted and insightfully transformed into images in their own right. Curated by Arts Project registrar Penelope Hunt, all artists included in this exhibition look at and respond to the work of other artists.
Arts Project artist Fiona Taylor standing in front her art work, one in a series of re-interpretations by other Arts Project artists of ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ (Vermeer).
Artist and buyer: Arts Project artist Jordan Dymke stands on one side of his art work while the new proud owner stands on the other.
Arts Project artist Peter Ben stands with his digitally animated interpretation of ‘Ned Kelly’ (Sidney Nolan).
Women in Black (from right to left): curator of ‘After…’ Penelope Hunt, standing next to external curator of the previous Arts Project exhibition Karra Rees, and Rees’s sister.
Arts Project artist Patrick Francis stands with a selection of his works in ‘After…’
The exhibition features works by Alvaro Alvarez, Valerio Ciccone, Patrick Francis, Bronwyn Hack, Paul Hodges, Ruth Howard, Miles Howard-Wilks, Bobby Kyriakopoulos, Fiona Longhurst, Julian Martin, Cameron Noble, Jodie Noble, Daniel Pace, Lisa Reid, Anthony Romagnano, Fiona Taylor, Amani Tia and Tim Williams.
Both exhibitions are on until August 22nd 2015.