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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Renaissance - the exhibition

Media Release
Reverse Garbage Christmas Exhibition 08: Renaissance

Reverse Garbage invites artists to breath ‘new life’ into salvaged and recycled materials for our Christmas exhibition, ‘Renaissance’. The exhibition opens November 21, 6pm on-site at 296 Montague Road, West End.

“In art terms ‘Renaissance’ is often associated with religious iconography, linear perspective and classical forms of painting and sculpture”, said exhibition curator, Julie Hauritz.

“We thought it fitting to use ‘Renaissance’ as a theme given the period and the word itself is all about ‘rebirth’ and ‘renewal’.

“Each work consists of 75 per cent or more salvaged materials which makes them ecologically sound Christmas presents.”

Participating artist Rebecca Hollis is a local designer under the label ‘Beckybean’. Rebecca says her work “is inspired by vintage textiles, Enid Blyton and her Grandma’s button tin.”

“The Renaissance, being a period of intense rebirth and creativity, was once described as ‘… the green end of one of civilization's hardest winters” (John Fowles 1926-2005).” Rebecca said.

Sally Macfarlane, aka ‘dj bebe’ has had a personal response to the ‘Renaissance’ theme due to her pregnancy and impending birth. She simply states the inspiration behind her work as: “Creations that express how I want to be, as a mother, and how I want my baby to begin. Birth and rebirth.”

What: ‘Renaissance’ exhibition opening
Where: Reverse Garbage 296 Montague Road, WEST END 4101
When: Friday 21 November, 6pm
Who: Participating artists are as follows:
Wendy Bailye
Helen Berthold
Anna Bourke
Ali Chisholm
Karen Drimer
Suzanna Dwyer
Rebekah Evans
Sally Flynn
Anne Gollan
Bec Hollis
Julie Kiefel

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