Faith, Joy & Other Disasters

"Faith, Joy and Other Disasters"

is the theme for a group show

by artists of the Northern Rivers.

Open to interpretation by the artist and the viewer,

the theme was presented by Lindsay Hunt.

One of Serpentine's long-standing members and

recent committee member, Lindsay is moving abroad

with his family and we wish them well.

This exhibition is in his honour as a prolific artist and proactive member of our local arts community.

Opening night is

Friday the 6th of October 2017, at 6pm.

Refreshments available.

Everyone is welcome.

With such a broad theme, open to interpretation

by the talented artists of the Northern Rivers

as they explore human experiences

and the darker journeys of the soul,

the exhibited artworks cover a vast range of subjects.

We are looking forward to this one. :)

See you there.

"Faith, Joy & Other Disasters"

is on view until October 30th.

the diverse and intriguing works this theme has attracted

'A Soul Confronted By Something Vile #1' and 'A Soul Confronted By Something Vile #2'

acrylic on archival board

by Lindsay Hunt

'Slither, Cave People'

unique print

by Lindsay Hunt

'Self portrait with friends'

mixed media

by Lindsay Hunt

'Wounded'

unique state print

by Lindsay Hunt

Asked about his approach to art Lindsay Hunt commented, "My work, using various media including

oil, acrylic, ink, pastel, charcoal and pencil, as well as using print techniques including woodcut and drypoint etching,

is varied with subject matter drawn from my personal experience and perceptions of the world

- a social commentary of the times often strongly expressed in a satirical and darkly poetic style."

'Two Degrees'

Stoneware clay, gesso, inks, hand dyed organza, plywood, dowel.

23 cm x 218.5 cm x 32.5cm.

The title refers to the two degrees Celsius that

the earth was expected to increase in

temperature by the end of this century

– of course we will be well over it.

The figure is covered with singed and burnt leaves.

'What is this Whispering in my Heart'

Stoneware paperclay, underglaze, inks,

sheet aluminium, plywood, aluminium rod.

20 cm x 25 cm x 32.5 cm.

The title is taken from a book by Henry Reynolds

and refers to Aboriginal Massacres. The sculpture has ‘leaves’ around its neck – referencing the nameplates Aboriginal people had to wear around their necks

– and lists many of the massacres in Australia.

mixed media works by Paulette Hayes

"The essence of my art is the human condition," says Paulette Hayes. "It is designed to appeal to both the heart

and the mind, and is inspired by my internal and external worlds. When developing an idea, I ask myself

“how I can tell this story?” What materials, what techniques, what colours and what textures

will enable me to express an emotion or an idea to convey what I want to say.

I  work predominantly with mixed media as part of my story telling – clay, paper, metal, fabric;

they all have their own narrative to tell – and much time is spent finding a balance

between conceptual art and over-simplified work requiring no input from the viewer."