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Recreating Country

Recreating Country

During November of 2015 the Kimberley Training Institute (KTI) held its annual Student Art Exhibition in the Multi Purpose hall of Notre Dame. The exhibition contained almost  three hundred individual works of art  by multiple artists. At a time when the arts seems under attack from all quarters, the KTI remains only one of two TAFE training institutes to offer a visual arts program anywhere in Western Australia. The exhibition left you in no doubt about the magnitude of artistic talent surging through the veins of Broome.  Read more  

La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia is the last of the world's great buildings that has a construction spanning multiple generations,  multiple centuries and multiple architects. The masterpiece and life work of Antoni Gaudi was envisaged in the mid 19th century, after a period of several decades of raising funds the project commenced late 19th century. The 20th century saw many challenges and obstacles such as the Spanish civil war and the early death of Gaudi.  Read more  

Gaudi Beyond Architecture

Gaudi Beyond Architecture

Visual art is one of humanity's greatest forms of expression. It's our oldest and often our most misunderstood mode of communication.  While its universally accessible and transendends spoken language, great art is born of the human condition and culture. In today's global village with blended cultures often its art that represents the uniquiness of a culture or region. Its art that is the authentic human cultural expression.  Read more  

The Discord of Art: Kimberley Art Awards 2015

The Discord of Art: Kimberley Art Awards 2015

MartuwarraWestern Australia’s longest running regional art award has just celebrated its 45th anniversary. The Shire of Derby West Kimberley Civic Centre was a full house of artists, sponsors and patrons of the arts last Saturday evening as the winners were announced. The 112 entries formed an eclectic catalogue of work that proved too difficult for this year’s judge to pick a single definitive winner. Being an open award, entries had come from across the country.  Most forms of visual art were represented from photo realism to abstract expressionism.  The curator was skilled in her placement of such a varied body of work in a way that everything sat comfortably within the exhibition space. The result was a visual feast for the viewer to stroll through and savour.  Read more  
Cutting Edge Art

Cutting Edge Art

Jacky Cheng Paper Art When we think of art, usually we conjure the image of an artist applying layers of  paint to a canvas or paper to create an image.  One Broome artist is creating complex designs and works of art by subtracting from paper rather than adding to it. Jacky Cheng is creating a body of work from paper. Each work consists of layers of individually hand cut and carved sheets of paper, each is beautifully designed. Many consist of complex fractal repetitions, others with sublime patterns.  Her starting point is a single sheet of crisp white paper, which Cheng carves and cuts with a scalpel. A second sheet is then laid on top and the scalpel is once again applied.  Read more  
Sam I Am

Sam I Am

There is nothing like art to make you stop and contemplate. Recently I came across a portrait by an artist who is relatively new to Broome. The sitter is a young bearded man smartly dressed in a vest and tie. He has the steely gaze of someone who’s already grappled with much in life. He commands the centre of the canvas, and the canvas commands the centre of the space in which it’s placed.    Read more  
Karli is the Bomb

Karli is the Bomb

Karli's Cherry Bomb Visual art is a powerful medium for communication. Throughout human history art has played a major role in recording, revering, protesting and interpreting human achievement. It is often said that its culture that makes us human. I disagree, as there is evidence of animals displaying culture. I believe its art that makes us human. It’s our ability to interpret the complex and abstract through simple line, colour and composition that sets us apart from the animal kingdom.  Read more  

Starry Night: Still Dazzling After 124 Years

Starry Night: Still Dazzling After 124 Years

No trip to New York is complete without a visit to MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art. I was there recently and spent a very worthwhile afternoon wandering it's six or so floors of world treasures. Its quite a wonderful experience to wander through the myriad of rooms, turn a corner and come face to face with a master piece. I think it was the 5th floor and after a hours of being delighted by Pollock, Warhol, Rothko, Picasso and Matisse. There was a huge storm outside so the ambient light had diminished in the gallery. I turned a corner and there I was standing within a metre of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night. I remember my pulse quickening at the sight of it. What I found most remarkable of this 124 year old treasure was the vibrancy of the pigment. It is as if it was painted yesterday.  Read more  

2011 November Art House Post

2011 November Art House Post

I recently came across an interesting quote about photography, albeit its credited to anCamels on Cable Beach unknown author.  "I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it." I recently took this unknown authors advice and undertook a photography class here in Broome. It was a half day course and I learnt so much in such a short time that I only regret not doing the course prior to taking my recent trip to Africa. I feel sorry for my camera's auto setting, its now destined to a lonely existence.  Read more  

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