Instrumental: The distinct pleasures of tools
Sep
21
to Nov 4

Instrumental: The distinct pleasures of tools

  • Mundaring Arts Centre - Gallery 1 & 2 (map)
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Part of the What, a Tool Project 

Curated by Jude van der Merwe

Instrumental: The distinct pleasures of tools invites eleven, successful mid-career artists to examine their relationship with the tools they use on a daily basis as they create artworks, and the imagined tools that provide the answers to life, the universe and everything.

Contributing artists Olga Cironis, Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, Kevin Draper, Stuart Elliott, Sarah Elson, Dawn and Phil Gamblen, Angela McHarrie, Denise Pepper, Monique Tippett and Tony Windberg.

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Oct
5
to Nov 16

Studio Payoka Remembering Tomorrow

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre - West Gallery (map)
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Remembering Tomorrow will present new 2 and 3D works by contemporary artists: Adam Ismail, Rory Dax Paton and William Leggett. Each of these artists are affiliated with Studio Payoka, a Mount Helena based art studio where they come together to share thoughts, grievances, concerns and questions to collectively challenge common artistic working methods and approaches to create an exciting new body of artistic inventions.

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Oct
5
to Nov 16

Gizmos and Gadgets

  • Mildand Junction Arts Centre - East Gallery (map)
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We have been told for many years that the jobs and industries that people train for now will not exist in another decade or so. But what does that really mean? The simplest version is that we either won’t need some of the objects we currently rely on or that robots will make them. Will commonly used tools or implements become defunct with no further cause to manufacture them? Reel to reel tape recorders, Pagers, the telegraph machine and the mighty Fax have all vanished. But we have replaced these with faster, quieter, more-slick objects of desire. So manufacturing remains strong, it’s just that the forms and locations have changed. Artists are constantly inventing new realities; experimenting with future propositions and versions of past histories and it is at this fine point where mind, hand and eye converge and Gadgets and Gizmos begins…

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