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Near and far, impending and uplifting

Review by KIERAN FINNANE Beneath rain-laden clouds the gallery space dissolves. A ship appears, a tall ship under sail, tiny on the distant horizon,...

Safeguarding the Space for ground-up cultural expression

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And why we should push back at top-down approaches of successive NT governments and their agencies, responding to economic drivers. KIERAN FINNANE reflects on the year not quite passed.

Into Blue – from the front line of climate change

 

 

An exhibition by artist Suzi Lyon, drawing on several visits to the Arctic, is a call to action, JIMMY COCKING told the opening night audience.

The light work of many hands

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It started with an aesthetic idea – a vision of the loveliness of pinch pots, the simplest of ceramic forms, en masse. It became an idea about community. To get the thousands needed to fill the gallery, ceramicists Suzi Lyon and Mel Robson had to involve other people, writes KIERAN FINNANE.

 

Immerse yourself in this watery world

 

A darkened room behind a heavy black curtain in a gallery adds something of the anticipation  you feel at the cinema or in a theatre as the lights go down, heightening  the usual anticipation of an art show. And typically the artist working in this space strives for immersion – the viewer's in the artist's work. How apt this context for Suzi Lyon's work, Looking for Turtles. And how refreshing, invigorating – like a plunge into a deep pool –  to experience work of this nature in Alice Springs where digital media and installation continue to be relatively rare.

You don't need Lyon's evocative artist's statement (but do read it, at least afterwards) to understand, immediately, that this is a work about longing for transformative, transporting experience, to be taken out of the everyday.

All but one of her images – taken with a disposable camera – show the human figure or figures underwater, mostly not in conventional diving or swimming actions, but fully engaged nonetheless in moving through water. The freezing of this movement inscribes the images with a passionate expressiveness and intense physicality – arms and legs outstretched, hands and feet extended, backs arched, muscles clenched. You only normally see the human body as expressive as this in dance or sport or sex or dreams. KIERAN FINNANE reviews.

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