Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hands On @ Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

Tulips, 2008, polyester monofiliment, wire, perspex

Hands On is an exhibition curated by Artereal team member Cash Brown opens at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery on Friday 3 Dec, 2010.

The show incorporates a rich variety of materials, including recycled plastics, yachting ropes, yarn, human hair, leather, recycled fabrics and natural grasses. From knitting and leather craft to tapestry and weaving, an array of unlikely, or even denigrated methods, are used with great skill, and often wit, to produce works of depth, meaning and cultural relevance.

Hands On features the work of 30 local and regional emerging artists, as well as internationally acclaimed artists. While many of these artists also utilise other modes of production such as video, performance and digital media in their practice, this exhibition focuses solely on their 'hands on' approach and rationale.

Hands On runs until the 29 February. A curators floor talk will be held in the gallery at 5pm on Friday 3 December.

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