EXHIBITIONS: HEAR NO EVIL / SEE NO EVIL - LOCUST JONES
13 Jan 2018 - 18 Mar 2018 | 9.00am - 4.30pm
Established Blue Mountains artist Locust Jones works in his studio listening to the news transcribing the horrors of humanity into his paintings. He juxtaposes the everyday onslaught of atrocities with the absurdity of popular culture news. This exhibition of works on paper features many straight from the artist’s studio or not previously exhibited in Australia.
Hear No Evil/See No Evil reframes Jones’ well known practice through the lens of the viewer experience. We are invited to participate in the unravelling of reason in our over-populated media where Tehran riots and Michael Jackson’s heart attack receive equal news time. Rather than critiquing the media itself the exhibition questions how we make sense, understand and prioritise the overwhelming import of world news. With so much competing information is it possible to even hear, see or feel the atrocities that go on around the world?
Curated by Lizzy Marshall
Exhibition launch: Saturday, 13 January 2018 | 2-4pm
Draw Together | Saturday, 20 January 2018 | 10-12pm
This session will explore key works from Hear No Evil/See No Evil through the immediacy of drawing in variety of forms. You’ll be guided through a series of individual and collaborative exercises responding directly to exhibited artworks. In Draw Together you’ll appreciate the value of drawing, develop visual thinking skills and create something new in an inspiring atmosphere.
In Conversation with Locust Jones | Tuesday, 13 February 2018 | 6-9pm
Join us for an intimate conversation with the artist, Locust Jones and the curator, Lizzy Marshall from 6-8pm on Tuesday, 13 February. This event will offer the opportunity to view Locust’s current exhibition at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and discuss the impetus behind his approach and style in art making. This is an exclusive event for teaching and arts professionals.
To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Image credit: Locust Jones, Michael Jackson's Heart Attack and the Tehran Riots.
Duration9-5pm on weekdays
Phone02 9824 1121
EXHIBITIONS: THE 65TH BLAKE PRIZE
12 May 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
9.00am - 4.30pm
The Blake Prize presents an aesthetic means of exploring the wider experience of spirituality and all this may entail through the visionary imagining of contemporary artists.