Artists explore the power of everyday objects

TWO exhibitions will be opening at the Moonah Arts Centre on Thursday 8 March at 6pm.

Essence – Andy Vagg

Is that field of ethereal blue an upside down washtub? And that gentle curve a PVC U-bend?

In the artworks of Andy Vagg, familiar items are reworked and transformed into curious new objects.

“In many cultures, objects are considered to have a spirit of their own and perhaps supernatural powers,” Mr Vagg said.

“Essence is an investigation of the object as a means to trigger emotional response.”

Using elements of familiar objects to create new objects, the object is reduced to its most basic form – to its very essence.

It’s original function, either practical or decorative, is blurred.

Come down for ‘Conversations with the Artist’ on Saturday 31 March at 1pm to hear from Mr Vagg about his exhibition.

Dust – Group Exhibition

Dust is an exhibition of new works by Katherine Clayton, Alana Collins and Kathyrn Dallimore.

These three artists explore the natural world through small-scale drawings, objects and sculptures.

Their fragile and delicate artworks are an investigation of the natural world.

The Essence and Dust exhibitions will be running at the Moonah Arts Centre until 31 March.

Entry is free and all are welcome.

Caption: Katherine Clayton, ‘A Flower’, 2016, wood.

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