In it's second year, this unique local curated show seeks to show undiscovered artistic endeavour in the local community. Thanks to Alice Armitage and Andy Mero for being daring and making a commitment to the local arts community.
Into Mystery 03
Stockyard in the sky
As I drove north across the Liverpool Plains, a landscape of rich agricultural land, with distant grandfather mountains giving a torn appearance to the horizon, I shuddered and thought. I thought of the ancient forests crushed beneath the rich soils, crushed and turned to coal, and all that represents. By tearing open the earth we endorse the propping up of old dirty industry, we risk our precious water reserves and we invoke the devils deep inside the earth.
Liverpool Plains - Groundwater
Liverpool Plains - Industrial Age
Liverpool Plains - Debil Debil
Four little works exhibited in the group show - BILLET-DOUX 6 - 15 May 2016
Murray Arts knows that good things come in small packages - and we have uncovered just under 60 small treasures as part of BILLET-DOUX - an exhibition of postcard sized artworks from around the region.
Billet-Doux features the works of 24 different artists - all exactly the same size! We've kept it short & sweet!
BILLET-DOUX │ postcard exhibition - will be on show at Creators Artspace
A series of sketches as studies for the FMOP series of paintings
SCENE 1 - The Riot
We were fat and playful on the pretty plain
At the fairies Glen it was surely best,
That sweet idle was the making of our mob
That ranged across the mystery of the west.
SCENE 2 - Meet the Maid
We strung along the stony edge
out to the Circus where we meet,
At the end of our imagination
I am strong and sound of feet.
SCENE 3 - The ruined Ramparts
We take a wider pad and way
past the pastel coloured ponds,
Beneath the Ruined Ramparts
We build our strength and bonds.
SCENE 4 - Kata Tjuta
Iam a horse, I am a mare
beneath the domes on the sand,
I feel the ancestors in my blood
And the mob listen when I stand.
SCENE 5 - Leaving the Circus
Then we four are the chosen ones
turned away from the rising sun,
To float across the dry soft bed
of a salt lake on the rim.
SCENE 6 - The waterbed
The sand comes up to meet my strength
And mark the country beneath our feet,
As the Cob and I walk on
our tongues are thick with heat.
SCENE 7 - Turnback
Then the Cob is all knocked up
And falls at the whispering oaks,
As his last breath is cast away
Into the liquid sand it soaks
SCENE 8 - Last ever seen of Gibson
I'm turned away from a crazy rush
And we set back to the east,
The sorry mob is split apart
And I must find a place to drink
SCENE9 - Lost
Then the stars roll across the sky
And by thirst my sense is bent,
To the Circus or the watered south
I am unsure which way I went.
SCENE 10 - Ghost Horse
In the stockyard in the sky
The wise mob sometimes say,
That ghost horse just like me
Flashed by the Circus way.
SCENE 11 - Into the sand
But my fading tracks in flowing sand
Are a long and clumsy line,
Fleet horses are born with a burden
To carry to the end of time.
One of 3 seats in Fallon Timbers public seating project, commissioned by Albury City.
Red gum timber salvaged from Fallon Cellars was crafted into public seating by Lin Baird and is combined with etching plates created by Steve Baird.
Limited edition prints from inlay plates.
5 etchings were printed from the etched plates prior to them being inlaid into seats.
FMOP stencil photobombs Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei exhibition
Took the mare to Melbourne to visit the galleries. First stop was NGV International at St Kilda Road Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei exhibition, followed by a digital dance on the roof of the NGV Ian Potter at Fed Square. Then ducked across the road to NGV exhibition space #3 in Hosier Lane, for digital spray.
Digital dance on the roof of the NGV Ian Potter
NGV exhibition space #3 in Hosier Lane, digital spray FMOP