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Sunday, March 28, 2010

nine on seven and Arts Project Australia present: CAPTURED

Arts Project Australia is a not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting people with disabilities becoming practitioners in the Visual Arts.

Captured is an exhibition of artwork by artists Tim Williams and Wayne Marnell exploring 2D portraiture and action shots of superheroes and fictional characters, alongside Alan Constable’s lyrical clay camera sculptures.

YOU'RE INVITED TO THE OPENING on Thursday April 15 from 6pm at nine on seven Artspace at the Rooftop Bar atop Curtin House - 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Running until Wednesday May 5th

Alan Constable’s finger marks clearly remain within his clay camera sculptures as traces of humanity. This enabled them to be seen as lyrical interpretations of what are very technical instruments. In this way, an Alan Constable camera can be viewed as an extension of the human body, rather than a direct replica.

Tim Williams’ world is populated by heroes and villains from films and books. His work is characterised by a strong and complex linear structure that creates both form and depth. Williams’ device of often incorporating the photographic source material into the work itself provides us with a fascinating window into the artist, his process and vision.

Wayne Marnell’s paintings and drawings often depict very free, yet angular lines. His work displays a highly individual use of space and perspective, often placing the viewer at a vantage point far above the action in the picture. Marnell’s favourite themes often relate to popular culture, fantasy and superheroes, which are keenly interpreted in the artworks exhibited in Captured.

Curated by Penny Hunt and Sim Luttin.

Arts Project Australia was established in 1974 (Founded by Myra Hilgendorf OAM) and is currently located in Northcote.It provides artists with intellectual disabilities a studio space to work, a space to exhibit and sell their work, along side giving professional guidance and materials. They are an important organisation within the commutniy and see that artists are represented in maintsream art exhibitions and events.

Please refer to their extensive website for further information

This exhibition is proudly supported by nine on seven Gallery Space and Arts Project Australia.

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