Se­lect au­di­ence

Melville Times - - Front Page - Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d487618

West Leed­erville artist Sam Bloor is among the artists hand­picked for Heath­cote Se­lect.

ARTIST Sam Bloor was in­spired by a pre­vi­ous ca­reer in the trades in­dus­try for his work at an up­com­ing Heath­cote Cul­tural Precinct ex­hi­bi­tion.

The West Leed­erville res­i­dent, who has a stu­dio in Fre­man­tle, is among seven artists hand­picked for the yearly Heath­cote Se­lect ex­hi­bi­tion by cu­ra­tor Jana Brad­dock.

Bloor said he was no­ti­fied of his se­lec­tion for the ex­hi­bi­tion about 10 months ago, around the same time that he grad­u­ated from his Curtin Uni­ver­sity Bach­e­lor of Fine Arts course.

“I pre­vi­ously worked as a poly welder and my in­ter­est for this se­ries of works was in line mark­ings for oil, gas and wa­ter,” he said.

“I find it in­ter­est­ing that those mark­ings, when they are done by a trades­man, are higher paid (but have) lesser cul­tural value, but if its done by an artist then it’s the op­po­site. We el­e­vate the artis­tic value and there is a push and pull be­tween the arts and the trades.

“For the ex­hi­bi­tion, I used line mark­ing tools and do­mes­tic paint.”

Bloor said the ex­hi­bi­tion was an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity to show­case his work as an emerg­ing artist.

It opens on Fri­day and fea­tures fel­low artists El­ham Eshraghian, Sharon Cal­low, So­phie La Maitre, Olivia Ryan, Rob Ket­tels, and Stephanie De Bi­asi.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d487618

Artist Sam Bloor has been cho­sen to ex­hibit his works at Heath­cote Se­lect.

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