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Abutt Art Exhibition

Arts Culture and Music At Dudley House 60 View Street Bendigo

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From 09, to June 17, 2018
11:00am - 5:00pm Save to calendar

Artists ask you to BYO waste
A quartet of Central Victorian artists have collaborated to present an exhibition that examines human impact on the Bendigo landscape, and invite visitors to challenge concepts of waste, by making their own contributions to the exhibition.
In their upcoming show Abutt, visual artist Sarah Wallace-Smith, sculptor and jeweller Lisa Honeychurch, printmaker Judy Warnest, and photographer Elise Lidgett collectively explore the concept of anthropocentrism. It is an idea that regards the world in terms of human values and experiences, and asks “are humans the most significant entities in the universe?”
The show opens at Dudley House on Saturday 9th June and explores the connections between environment and humanity in an anthropocentric society. The works exhibited use recycled waste materials, and draw upon the artists’ shared experiences of grief related to the loss of nature.
Elise Lidgett uses a mixture of natural and waste materials to create artificial environments, which she then photographs. Sarah Wallace-Smith paints traditional oil and watercolours that incorporate found objects recovered from agricultural land. Judy Warnest sources refuse from urban development sites for use in manipulated imagery. Lisa Honeychurch has been sculpting and creating unique jewellery in her Bendigo studio for 20 years.
In a departure from the usual viewing experience, participants can use or gather a piece of clean rubbish to form their own creations, and repurpose objects largely seen as waste. The community is invited to join the artists for the exhibition opening at 4:00 PM on Saturday 9th June.


This exhibition is the successful recipient of a City of Greater Bendigo, Dudley House Community Hire Subsidy Grant.


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2018-06-17 17:00:00