Capturing the rhythm of life
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.