New Post Office exhibition crosses borders
Posted: Monday 8 December 2014
PAPERmade, a Federation University Australia and Wake Forest University USA student exchange exhibition, is set to be stimulating viewing for the next Post Office Gallery exhibition in Ballarat.
Developed as a result of staff members' international residencies, the exhibition will showcase the work of undergraduate degree students from Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy in Ballarat, and Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Dr Carole Wilson, Senior Lecturer, Arts Academy, Ballarat, who initiated the exhibition, said: “During my artists' residency at Wake Forest in 2013, the idea seemed to be a very natural outcome and I thought it was an exciting opportunity to feature student work from across the other side of the globe and vice versa.
“An exchange exhibition is highly beneficial for both parties and especially for a regionally-based University and centre as we are,” Dr Wilson said.
The work on paper exhibition includes digital photography, printmaking, digital prints and drawing using various mediums.
“The exhibition will provide an insight into common themes and materials of contemporary art practice by artists living across continents,” Dr Wilson said.
Shelley Hinton, Curator, Post Office Gallery, said: “The USA exchange exhibition is an important one - significant for each Gallery and for each student whose work will be represented”.
Following the Post Office Gallery exhibition in Ballarat, the students’ work will tour to START Gallery, Wake Forest University in North Carolina next April and May.
PAPERmade (Wednesday 10 December - Saturday 24 January) will be opened by Dr Carole Wilson on Thursday 11 December at 5.30pm, for 6pm. University staff, students and the broader community are all welcome.
Gallery opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday 1pm–4pm, Monday and Tuesday open by appointment.
The Post Office Gallery will be closed from Thursday 24 December until Saturday 3 January. Free admission. Phone: 03 5327 8615.
Wild Ash, 2014 (Detail)
Charcoal and pastel on paper
90 x 60cm
Courtesy the artist
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