E L E M E N T A L
Opens Saturday 10 September 2pm
We ask art lovers to join us for Gypsy Jazz on Federation Square, a glass of champagne and the chance to celebrate some of the most intriguing, inventive and diverse works of sculpture from across the country and beyond.
In Ancient Greece the elements of earth, water, air, fire, and aether (void) were put forward to explain the nature and complexity of the universe. They were part energy and part material in concept.
ELEMENTAL is the largest sculpture exhibition which Aarwun Gallery has curated. Like the classical elements themselves, the artworks seek to describe and explore the natural world and human experience. Drawing together artists from all over Australia, as well as from Overseas, the exhibition embraces a wide sweep in both scale and medium, including glass, ceramics, timber, and bronze as well as a range of recycled metals and re-purposed materials. It will include both classical and contemporary works for the landscape and home.
To accompany the works there will be a hanging of new paintings by floral artist Helena McConchie and landscape artist Ted Lewis.
Welcome to Aarwun Gallery. We are proud to have been part of the cultural fabric of Canberra for over fifteen years. We describe our collection as rich and eclectic. Old and new works hang side by side on our walls. We represent some of Australia's finest classical landscape and portrait artists as well as carrying a wide portfolio of stunning contemporary works. Heritage treasures from Norman Lindsay, Pro Hart and David Boyd sit alongside exquisite dot works from the Warlukurlungu indigenous community. Paintings, printmaking, ceramics, glass, bronze and sculpture; we embrace the endless diversity of the best which Australia has to offer. Open seven days and by appointment in the evening, find us on Federation Square in Canberra's Gold Creek.