Imagine what might happen if seventeen artists got together and put a show about ageing, time, and cliche-ridden marketing. If you weren’t at the opening of The Seven Visible Signs of Ageing last night, perhaps you should pop in for a look…
There’s a wide variety of work on display here, the pieces that really got my attention were:
Mary Good’s tissue paper and pin assemblage, entitled The words that fell out of my head. Deciphering the silver penned words and wondering what they meant to her (with an awareness that memory fades with age) was poignant, to say the least.
Leonie Conellan’s etching/letterpress works – two groups of three, the Unicorn, and the Phoenix. Focussing on constellations, rebirth, and change. Each group contains a story, I particularly enjoyed the comparison between Phoenix and human existences.
Amanda Airs’ Sunbeam Bistro. This installation uses super-bright colour and linear distortion, best experienced by walking through it. The aim is to make the viewer really look at their surroundings.
The show is on at Eckersley’s Open Space Gallery until Saturday, May 7. Brought to us by the Coalesce ARI collective, and RMIT Link.