Three TWT Creative Precinct artists, Bahman Kermany, Tina Fox and Debbie Mackinnon, were finalists at The North Sydney Art Prize. The North Sydney Art Prize is a major biennial arts event showcasing some of the best in contemporary art by artists across Australia. The exhibition is at Caol Loader Centre for Sustainability in Waverton.
This transformed industrial site allows visitors to explore the ART Prize across varying landscapes, from the stunning platform overlooking the Harbour, to the hidden tunnels underneath and surrounding parklands.
There are two Art Prize awards supported by Council: the Major Open Award to the value of $20,000 and the Emerging Artist Award to the value of $2,000.
Bahman Kermany, CYLINDER, cardboard, paper & copper, 120 x 120cm. CYLINDER was formed around the notion of the “collection”. Why do humans collect and how does this impact our environments? Could we as mass consumers contribute to our collecting behaviour? In the end this is really a personal observation, searching for all those queries that are circling in his head.
Tina Fox, Them and Us, wood, glass & cotton thread, 150 x 90 x 20cm. Them and Us is an antidote to the twitching net curtains that used to be so popular in our homes, creating a clear division between the private domestic and the public outside world. It’s as if the curtains are taking a point of view and giving us their opinion, reminding us that there are two sides to every story.
Debbie Mackinnon, Taking A Sketchbook For a Walk, mixed media on paper 20 x 300 cm. The new parkland above the Coal Loader tunnels reveals a closer view of the disintegrating jetty and nearby MV Cape Don. Both are beautiful, full of gently fragmenting history. She is fully engaged while drawing outside: intensely looking, picking up sticks to make inky marks. In this way she draws what she feels, as well as what is in front of her.
Exhibition Dates: 2-17 March 2019, open daily 10am – 5pm
Venue: The Coal Loader, 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton 2060
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