Thursday 8th April - Sat 29th May
Domesticated is the new member’s exhibition at Blue Knob Hall Gallery with Wood & Metal by Jennifer Unwin in The Solo Space.
Nothing says ‘domesticated’ like ‘tea for two’ and a few chickens in the back yard. ‘Tea for Two’ by Cathryn Binstead is two ceramic teapots that were made as part of an assignment when completing a ceramic certificate at Randwick Tafe in the early 90's and Amanda Doran’s installation piece ‘I Just Want my Children to be Happy’ is a reflection of how much we want to take care of those around us, be they domesticated or wild.
The origins of the word ‘domesticate’ comes from Latin domesticus ‘belonging to the house’. It can relate to a household or family, domestic chores, or anything that is taken from a wild or natural state to live in close association with, and to the benefit of humans. It can cover everything from human/animal domesticity, to plants that have been adapted over time by selective breeding.
There is a huge range for interpretation (including the ‘undomesticated’) and the artists exhibiting have had fun with this theme, interpreting it in whatever medium or form they wished.
Wood & Metal by Jennifer Unwin is in The Solo Space and will run concurrently with the member’s exhibition.
Jennifer Unwin is an emerging visual artist and printmaker living in the beautiful Tweed Valley near the art deco town of Murwillumbah NSW. She's currently exploring the ways wood and metal have influenced lifestyles down through the ages in a contemporary sense and the many ways they influence the mark making process.
Her works in both photomedia and printmaking have been collected locally and interstate from several recent exhibitions in Ballina, Nimbin and around the Northern Rivers region. Jennifer has also recently collaborated as a photographer in an online book (yet to be released) highlighting the project to save Bungabbee forest near Nimbin and has also been accepted to exhibit in the upcoming Nimbin Art Fair 2021.
Both exhibitions will be open from Thurs 8th April and run until Sat 29 May.
Blue Knob Café is up and running after a much needed break and plans for the future include opening on Friday nights once or twice a month.
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The Blue Knob Hall Gallery & Café are open Thurs, Fri, Sun from 10am -3pm, and Sat 8.30am – 3pm when the Blue Knob Community Market is on.
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Knob Hall Gallery 719 Blue Knob Road, Lillian Rock NSW 2480