Cap­tur­ing the rhythm of life

Shepparton News - - WEEKEND -

Re­spond­ing to the theme ‘Rhythm and Heart’, Kaiela Arts artists have pro­duced their third and Ånal De­sign

Roots ex­hi­bi­tion — H’Art of Rhythm.

On dis­play at the gallery un­til De­cem­ber 21, the ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures the work of 10 artists.

Kaiela Arts man­ager Angie Russi said the artists were asked to reAEect on what rhythm meant to them in terms of mu­sic, dance and the rhythm of earth and life.

“It’s about all those things that re­ally drive cul­ture,” she said.

“Rhythm refers to move­ment or pro­ce­dure with uni­form or pat­terned re­cur­rence of a beat, ac­cent, or the like — the pat­tern of reg­u­lar or ir­reg­u­lar pulses caused in mu­sic by the oc­cur­rence of strong and weak melodic and har­monic beats — dou­ble rhythm, triple rhythm and mea­sured move­ment, as in danc­ing.”

Ms Russi said they part­nered with Space­craft Stu­dio, pre­sent­ing them with a se­lec­tion of the artist’s de­signs, and two were cho­sen to be screen-printed onto fab­ric at their Colling­wood stu­dio.

Tiarne Hall and Amanda Brig­gsOr­mis­ton’s de­signs were se­lected and Ms Briggs-Or­mis­ton said she spent a long time per­fect­ing the back­ground colours.

“I did the back­ground all by hand,” she said.

“It’s about Åve dif­fer­ent lay­ers of colours.”

Her piece, Night Cor­ro­boree, fea­tures a hu­man-like Ågure in a re­peated pat­tern which she said came into her mind when she thought of spir­i­tual danc­ing.

Ms Hall’s piece fea­tures sev­eral Ånger prints and she called the piece Iden­tity.

Ms Russi said Space­craft Stu­dio’s Ste­wart Rus­sell and Dan­ica Miller guided the pair through the screen-print­ing process, teach­ing them tech­niques, de­sign de­vel­op­ment and ul­ti­mately how to print on fab­ric.

Ac­cord­ing to its web­site, Space­craft Stu­dio be­gan in 2000 and has been com­mit­ted to cre­at­ing and com­mu­ni­cat­ing high qual­ity con­tem­po­rary art­work and de­sign con­cepts through self-ini­ti­ated projects and col­lab­o­ra­tions with artists, ar­chi­tects and de­sign­ers.

The ex­hi­bi­tion ofÅ­cially opened to the pub­lic on Novem­ber 29, which Ms Russi said was a huge suc­cess. De­sign Roots — H’art of Rhythm ex­hi­bi­tion runs un­til De­cem­ber 21 at Kaiela Arts, 137–139 High St, Shep­par­ton from 10 am to 5 pm, Tues­days to Fri­days.

IT’S ABOUT ALL THOSE THINGS THAT RE­ALLY DRIVE CUL­TURE. – ANGIE RUSSI

Kaiela Arts artist Jack Anselmi works on de­signs in the gallery workspace.

Night Cor­ro­boree by Amanda Briggs-Or­mis­ton.

Tiarne Hall shows off her wall hang­ing de­sign, cre­ated at Space­craft Stu­dios. A piece by Jack Anselmi hang­ing in the ex­hi­bi­tion. Space­craft Stu­dio’s Ste­wart Rus­sell and Kaiela Arts’ Tiarne Hall use the screen printer in the Mel­bourne-based stu­dio.

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