Winter Bright launch night in pictures
Washed with Sunlight
WINNER OF THE VOLUNTEERS' CHOICE AWARD, SPONSORED BY BOOKS FOR KIDS
Gallery Artists, Rebecca Dowman-Ngapo and Kirsten McIntosh
Welcome Swallow Exhibition, Ambiguity 1st October - 31st December
As with our 2020 exhibition, It’s all in the Mind, the Welcome Swallow Gallery continues to push the artistic boundaries of the imagination. Never more so than in the compositions presented here; ambiguous reflections and interpretations are suitably on display. With this exhibition, the gallery’s reputation for continuing to develop new art experiences, remains untarnished.
The title of this exhibition is Ambiguity. The strict dictionary definition of this word is, ‘the quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness’. While this might form the basis of all human experience, an artist has the opportunity to create both a visual and a conceptual display that captures the antonym of photo realism where objects appear in form, as intended. In this exhibition we have broadened the traditional notion of ‘abstract art’ to include impressionistic works as well as figurative compositions that each admirably alert the imagination to a state of ambiguity. In this sense the exhibition stands at the crossroads of artistic commentary. Once art throws off the shackles of literal representation it is what you see that matters the most.
Sponsored by: PACK & SEND
Ambiguity: Opening night
Photography captures, for future generations, the opening of the Ambiguity exhibition that took place during the period of a mask mandate. As the number of attendees crept close to the maximum number of 100, the current limit for social gatherings, all those who joined the launch were suitable attired. Trust Board member Clive Gilson, who welcomed the guests, pointed out that the very title of the exhibition offered many interpretations that might usefully shed light on the current uncertainties that all faced. On behalf of the eleven artists showing in the exhibition, Sylvia Sinel shared her own artistic journey, indicating that the notion of Ambiguity during the period of a global pandemic resonated with all art forms, including her own.
Returning to the podium, Gilson announced the winner of the PACK & SEND, Volunteers' Choice Award that was taken out by Juliet Roper for her composition, Two of Us (see below).
The exhibition now runs until the end of the year.
Time Travel, four stoneware sculptures by Sylvia Sinel
that take the Ambiguity exhibition to another dimension