A canvas ‘painted' by people staging a bloody and theatrical fight; paintings that evoke nostalgia for a lost childhood at the beach; and a jumper knitted from video tape are some of the works on show in an exhibition opening soon at The University of Western Australia.
Bachelor of Fine Arts students will show their work at their graduate exhibition, "Infuse", at the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA).
- Anna Cocks, of Mount Hawthorn, whose work encourages the viewer to see their own body as the primary tool of engagement;
- Donovan de Souza, of Coogee, who looks beyond the boundaries of screen culture to produce a process-based performance in which a big canvas stretched on the floor is coloured by ‘fighting' actors;
- Laura Hindmarsh, of Karrinyup, who explores the illusions of perspective and perception by presenting pieces as 2D images, 3D structures and 4D performed actions;
- Michael Houston, of Nedlands, who evokes a sense of nostalgia and loss for a childhood lived in WA's distinct coastal environment;
- Claire Krouzecky, of Leederville, who presents large-scale watercolours that challenge the human instinct to attach personal significance to an image;
- Jo Meredith, of North Perth, who invites the viewer to experience what she feels when her body is in motion;
- Jenna Sanders, of Salter Point, who uses a 2.4mm steel welding rod to create semi-abstract shapes evoking the dynamic and emotive qualities of the hand; and
- Jenii Scott, of Mount Hawthorn, who infuses VHS videotape in a variety of ways including in a jumper knitted from tape to question domesticity, superseded technology, efficiency and redundancy.
"Infuse" runs from December 3 - 17 at ALVA, on the corner of Clifton Street and Stirling Highway, Nedlands. It will be opened on December 2 by Dr Robert Cook, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Bands Apricot Rail, Taco Leg and Humbert Humbert will perform at the opening.