Friday, October 23, 2009

Crafts of Contrast Exhibition

The Crafts of Contrast Exhibtion is currently showing in the Foyer of the Wagga campus library.
The two artists behind the exhibtion are: Bachelor of Fine Arts student Melanie Evans and Masters of Jewellery student Wayne Simon.
Melanie's black and white photographs are based on a brief for a photography class - the day you were born. Titled My Heritage, the photos represent her cultural roots. White areas represent hospital, family and culture while a woven mat is used to represent land, which for Melanie is the Northern Territory. A grinding stone symbolises her mother and the boomerang her father with a quandong seed representing herself.
Wayne's stunning jewellery is created using the ancient art of "Mokume Gane" a 300 year old Japanese metal-fusing technique. Wayne has also displayed the hand made tools he used to create the amazing jewellery.
The exhibition was officially opened by Ray Eldridge, Manager, Indigenous Student Services and a Welcome to Country delivered by Aunty Sandy Warren.
Library staff members Jane Heazlewood and Tanya Trebilcock have worked closely with Indigenous services staff to bring this exhibition into the library and it is sure to inspire those who are lucky enough to view it.
Photos from the opening are below.

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