OBSESSED: Compelled to make
ADC On Tour: An Australian Design Centre national touring exhibition
22 February - 19 May
FIELD Engineers Gallery, Artspace Mackay, Opening 6pm Friday 22 February.
This Australian Design Centre touring exhibition explores the preoccupations that drive the creative process, moving beyond the finished work, to tell the hidden stories of making, uncovering the artists ’inspirations, day-to-day studio experiences, hours of expertise, and the joys and frustrations of obsession. These makers have been chosen from across the spectrum of making – textiles, ceramics, furniture, metalwork, jewellery, conceptual art, glass blowing and sculptural weaving. Obsessed features Gabriella Bisetto, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Honor Freeman, Jon Goulder, Kath Inglis, Laura McCusker, Elliat Rich and James B Young (Elbowrkshp), Kate Rohde, Oliver Smith, Vipoo Srivilasa, Tjunkaya Tapaya, Louise Weaver and Liz Williamson.
Directors floor talk: 5.30 pm, Friday 22 Feb, FIELD Engineers Gallery, Artspace MackayThis is an Auslan Interpreted event
IMAGE: Gabriella Bisetto, 2017. Photograph by Angus Lee Forbes.
BUFF DISS: The Wall
16 April - 14 August
The Foyer, Artspace Mackay
An Artspace Mackay initiative, The Wall is an Artist in Residence exhibition program that offers Australian artists an opportunity to create an artwork directly onto the wall within the gallery.
Melbourne-based street artist Buff Diss is best known for his utilisation of tape to create large scale murals. He identifies with a ‘graffiti mentality’ aiming for each of his works to respond directly
to the environment they are created within. During his residency, Buff Diss will use mappings of Mackay and the surrounding areas to form a graphic narrative in mural form on The Wall at Artspace Mackay.
IMAGE: Buff DISS Wilson ranges 2018, acrylic. Photograph Dean Sunshine.