The Public and The Private – the dualities of being
Artists showing: Painter Faye De Pasqualie, sculptor Adrian Spurr, painter / sculptor Laurie Miller, multi-media and performing artist Sophie Ruolle, Aboriginal artists’ Dino Damiani and didgeridoo player Josh Birtwhistle, painter Elena Simak, painter Pamella Reine, painter Clare Austin, painter and lighting installations Charles Allardice. DJ James Stone.
Re-inventing LIFE through ART, an ongoing therapy.
Silent intelligence, each soul’s higher self, speaks of a collective, a whole; the human race as one. In our hearts we all know this to be true, one only needs to apply thought. Pressure in the frontal lobe region may follow as a result, tension will subside with gradual use of the minds eye.
If you’re in disagreement I invite you to come along and allow the artists involved to persuade you of another outlook, or more accurately in-look. An in-look which becomes an outlook of the soul. Push the envelope and watch it bend, be like the reed in the wind, the one Confucius spoke of. The Hidden runs our lives, for most of us have no idea of our purpose of existance. Most of us hide behind invisible mask of our choosing.
Man is a walking talking paradox, who’s hypocritical abilities are of legendary status. At this point in humanity’s evolution I believe it is important to pause and take stock of one’s true purpose, lights, gifts and shadows truths. Together they provide the human halone with a third dimensional experience, according to information (thoughts) available.
Seems to me, one’s thoughts and intent should take precedence above all.
Mud man, Gordon Hickmott has been making pottery since 1975 studying Ceramics under Harry Memmott at Prahran College where he graduated in 1980 and set up a small kiln in Elsternwick. At this time Gordon also worked at RMIT, within the Department of Architecture, and with the Arts Train (CAE), which toured rural communities in north-western Victoria, providing opportunities for people to engage in crafts and art.
In the late 70s and early 80s he was involved with the ROAR Studios collective in Fitzroy. During this time he developed life-long relationships with painters and over the years has worked with many to create forms on which these artists have applied their designs. In the 1990s his work was shown in touring shows of Roar Studios, including at Shepparton Regional Gallery and Heide Gallery, and he has worked on many occasions with Mark Schaller and the late David Larwill on collaborative pieces for private commissions and exhibitions. Gordon is known for his large open terracotta and stoneware bowls and when not working with others he concentrates on domestic ware with particular interest in the Japanese traditions of Sojo Hamada and in developing expertise in reduction-fired glazes.
Gordon has been teaching ceramics for over 25 years and for the first time is now offering small classes from his studio.
Gordon and new student Clare Austin starting from scratch.
Clare Austin forging ahead
Gordon with customers on open day at Brixton Street Pottery.
Red is trusted greeted and keeper of the watch at Brixton Street Pottery.