Upcoming collaborative show
The show consists of both new individual works from both exhibiting artists, as well as several feature pieces that are the product of the exhibition's collaboration process. Said artworks were born in the tiny spaces that typify the modern living areas and studios we call home.
Sophia and Col deal with two very contrasting styles, however both artists feel a strong affinity towards the subject matter and Australiana- ranging from macro notions of localism to micro studies of society and environment.
Sophia Mary Mac follows a detail and routine focused approach in her art practise, working primarily on paper and treated timber with black ink. Each piece in her ‘Australianarama’ body of work has followed an intrinsic formula. All respective artworks are a location-based study from the past 18 months, taking influence primarily from Australia, as well as countries such as Iceland, Sweden, Scotland, Vietnam and Cambodia. The substance of each work includes flora and fauna native to said locations, balanced with man-made elements that play a disruptive role in that same environment.
Col McElwaine works both with ink on paper and a variety of other mediums to create a coherent body of work drawing inspiration from his surroundings, absurdism and the everyday. The work presented for ‘Australianarama’ is the alternative perspective of radical happiness in opposition to Australia’s still suburban national identity obsessed with outsiders.
Note: this exhibition will be on show for one night only and is an all ages event. Under 18's are welcome to attend (collect a wrist band on entry).