Glorious Descent

Glorious Descent
Acrylic on canvas 60 x 40cm

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Opening night at Marrickville Garage: 15 April 2016

A big thank you to those who came on opening night to celebrate the Bammy Residency Exhibition at Marrickville Garage,

In a truly diverse show that featured ceramics, textiles, painting, drawing, video and performance, it was amazing to believe that only three artists were responsible. Jacqueline Larcombe, Prince Aydin and Madeleine Cruise are three very different artists each with unique practices and motivations, who, united by friendship and the experience of the Bammy Residency presented a strong united front in their group show.  While some artists brought more of their external interests to the creation of their work, an underlying presence of the Australian bush and the conditions that it provides for solitude, reflectiveness and creative practice was obvious in all the works. From the hand built ceramic mugs of Jacqueline and the felt lines of Madeleine's bush sketches to the loud provocations of Prince's painting, each body of work was in conversation with the Hawkesbury river in some way. 

The space in which the show was presented added an intimacy to the experience of the exhibition too, shown in a former garage out the back of a classic inner western Sydney house, the exhibition space, was warm, inviting and exuded authenticity. The generous renovators and facilitators of the space, otherwise known as Marrickville Garage, the artists and the audience all huddled together in a very meaningful fashion to celebrate not only the present exhibition but the value of a grass roots arts communities in Australia.

The final day of The Bammy Residency Exhibition will be Saturday the 23rd of April 11 - 5PM

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