OUR 2020 ARTS SEASON EVENTS
VICTORIA PARK GOTHIC
Greg Molloy, Eric C and Cherish Marrington present a group exhibition with a darker disposition.
Concepts, craft and kinship.
Exhibition Opening: Friday 28 February, 5.30-7.30pm
Exhibition Runs: 28 February – 25 March
Greg Molloy will be installing a steel kinetic sculpture that is a part of a new series called ‘Beasts’. The series is a study of hybridized anatomical structures of animal and human figure forms and industrial methods of construction present in puppet armatures and furniture fabrication. These beasts are constructed to command the space with hypnotic oscillations of sound and mechanical movements that cause intrigue and unease to the viewer to feel as if they are in the presence of an mysterious creature.
The focus of Eric C’s practice explores the concept of metamorphosis in material through the lens of Eric’s familial influence of folk art inspired craft. The work being shown started as an exploration of the artist’s own identity through their family’s historical practices in patchwork and quilting. It now extends to individual women and non-binary people who identify as crafters, artists and makers. The making process involving their hands, and the physical tactility and touch that is evoked through the surface of Eric’s works are what the artist values most in their making.
“Cherish draws some inspiration from the 19th Century decadents and whilst there is immediately identifiable links to form and technique with Beardsley, Solomon and others, what is also intriguing is that her interest in the emotional potential of the human/beast hybrid can also be seen in the context of the art of the period, embedded as it was in the difficult relationship that the old world had with the newly emerging industrial one.”
– Dr Christopher Crouch
KENT STREET GALLERY OPEN HOURS
Office closed on public holidays
Kent Street Gallery | Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, 12 Kent Street, East Vic Park
PARK FLICKS: EVERYBODY STREET
(Photographer top: Martha Cooper | Photographer bottom: Joel Meyerowitz | Documentary by Cheryl Dunn)
Sat 28th Mar 2020, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
‘Everybody Street’ illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers.
Made possible by a Place Grant from the Town of Victoria Park and lots of volunteer hours from the Vic Park Collective, Park Flicks is a series of four awesome documentaries to nurture your soul and give you food for thought.
Presented in partnership with Vic Park Centre for the Arts.
John MacMillan Park
19 Sussex St, East Victoria Park WA 6101, Australia
This film is rated M (coarse language)
Food truck on site. Bring a picnic, a rug or chairs, screening will start around 6.30pm.