With “Raw Vision”, an exhibition of recent carvings and drawing, Kylie Douglas has returned to the City Arts Centre with a solo show of intricate, cuttlefish carvings. Her art has developed in leaps and bounds and exhibits a sophistication that is perfectly in tune with the spirit of the coastal landscapes where this artist gathers her raw materials. She is remarkably dexterous with this natural product and shows a commitment to workmanship that should underlay the technique in all art forms. Of the carvings, the swirl and flow of Marie Torrent is a standout among this excellent series.
Urban dis and dat - Peter James Hewitt
Peter Hewitt is an exciting talent, whose multimedia works are visceral and emotive, they challenge the eye to make sense of the uninhibited, bold brush work and big confident gestures. He has been a finalist in a number of award exhibitions and a bright future. Peter, a Yuin man with English heritage who grew up in Greenwell Point, as noted in his artist statement, is carving out a place in “the ongoing discussion about how the nation’s first peoples are beginning to redefine Australia’s ‘Aboriginality’ through their experiences”.
"What your mob" 2014 mixed media on board
Escape ArtFest 2014 Alley Archies portrait prize
There were two highly commended works, “On the edge of greatness: the new queen” by Karin Neate provided a sense of drama, with a photograph of a ‘knowing’ self confident young person comfortable in a theatrical setting, while Lisa Leyson, with her oil on canvas, “ The artist’s daughter” , provided a sense of self absorbed innocence caught unawares of the viewer.
Max Dingle 25 September 2014