Exhibitions | Contemporary Primeval - Ann Evers & Rick Ball | The Phantom Art Show - Various
Contemporary Primeval - Ann Evers & Rick Ball
Ann Evers’ unusual fibre art holds the element of surprise. Her clever use of materials as a weaver is like a bird’s use of skin, bones and feather for flight.
Evers is no mere basket-maker. Each piece of her work, large or small, is a story of time and of place. She is a weaver of stories and materials, of nature and culture. She weaves the north to the south.
Sharp humour abounds alongside an equally abundant earthy circumspection, obvious in any exhibition of her work.
- Rick Ball, August 2016
Find out more about Ann Evers at her website: http://www.annevers.com.au/
One of the first things viewers notice in an exhibition of Rick Ball’s art is the physicality of the work. It is unmistakable. Rick has no interest in the ‘beautiful illusion’. His images are both strange and familiar in equal measure.
At times tender, sometimes sparse or even stringent in form, our eyes are confronted by patterns and forms that are clearly the result of an imagination functioning outside of expectation. This is important, if we are to approach his work openly.
When very young, Rick says that he felt inundated by the ancientness of the natural world, while his human world was generally obsessed with newness. This tension and humour are evident throughout his work over the decades.
-Ann Evers, August 2016
Find out more about Rick Ball at his website: http://rickball.com.au/
The Phantom Art Show
First exhibiting in 1973 at the Ray Hughes Gallery in Brisbane, the Phantom Art Show has become an Australian art institution continuing to this day. Join us for its latest exhibition curated by artists Peter Kingston and Dietmar Lederwasch as they provide an art experience inspired by an early pop-culture icon, based on a childhood admiration for the Ghost Who Walks. The Phantom Art Show provides over 40 artists offering radical reinterpretations on this classic character that challenge and entertain.
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery is located at 404 - 408 Argent Street, Broken Hill. Broken Hill is the largest regional outback centre in Western New South Wales, positioned close to the South Australian border and midway between the Queensland and Victorian borders. Broken Hill is a culturally rich and diverse environment. Famous for its mining industries, silver and mineral deposits, and unionism, the city today is also identified by the strength of its arts community, and number of artists and galleries in the region. The town is also the home of The Brushmen of the Bush, a celebrated group of Australian artists including Pro Hart, Jack Absalom, Hugh Schulz, Eric Minchin and John Pickup, who took paintings of outback Australia to the world.