Lockdown inspires artists to look inwards
3-21 March 2022
Opening 6pm Thursday 3 March, 2022
Gallery 1, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith
Lime Flamingo Collective: Lesley Andersen, Jielian Beh, Sally Black, Agi De Simone, Sarah Earle, Roger Hancock, Julie Herring, Gillian Jackson, Helen Macarthur, Diane McWhirter, Angella Price, Jennifer Procter and Deb Walkenhorst. Facilitated by: Jodie Cunningham.
Artists from the Lime Flamingo Collective, a networking group for emerging professional artists from the Canberra region, have worked together to create this group exhibition, ‘Incandescence’. Facilitated by flamboyant local artist and mentor Jodie Cunningham, who fancies herself as a ‘flamingo’ with the ‘ lime’ being a nod to sustainability – her commitment to contributing to sustainability for the arts in Canberra.
In their exhibition, Incandescence, Lime Flamingo Collective artists give physical form to memories, dreams and experiences: the glow of our inner world, the traces left from the emotional state within: – the co-existence of light and dark; and the temporal process of perception and renegotiation of identities. The exhibition includes a small body of work from each artist including drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, textiles, mixed-media, video and sculpture.
LFC Facilitator, Jodie Cunningham commented that: ‘It is a privilege to work with such a committed group of artists, who have developed fascinating introspective artworks that examine the concept of ‘Incandescence’ – the glimmer of memory, emotion and perception. The group chose the concept after reflecting on the intense inward focus generated by the experience of lockdown over the past two years.’
‘The LFC artists have investigated the theme of incandescence is such diverse ways, some turning to colour and abstraction to represent the ineffable light and their ‘remembered’ visions; some have used devices of collage and assemblage to trigger nostalgia and associations and others have explored notions of perception,’ said Facilitator Jodie Cunningham
For more info on the Lime Flamingo Collective, email Facilitator Jodie Cunningham at email@example.com, 043 8157 940 or visit Instagram feed (https://www.instagram.com/limeflamingocollective/).
OutsideIn | InsideOut Exhibition
5 February – 21 March 2021
Opening 6pm Friday 5 February 2021
West Gallery, Belconnen Arts Centre
Lime Flamingo Collective: Lesley Andersen, Jenny Blake, Jodie Cunningham, Sarah Earle, Roger Hancock, Gillian Jackson, Diane McWhirter, Angella Price and Jo Walters
Canberra Times Review
‘It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of love and kindness.’
– Gandalf, The Hobbit
Artists from the Lime Flamingo Collective, a networking group for emerging professional artists from the Canberra region, have worked together to create their first group exhibition, OutsideIn | InsideOut.
In such uncertain and challenging times, it is focusing on the small and ordinary things, the light ‘within the cracks’ and our internal world that give us hope and solace. Lime Flamingo Collective (LFC) artists reflect on the current COVID-19 crisis, life in quarantine, the recent bushfire disasters and the climate emergency; and respond to these challenges through the lens of vulnerability and strength, diverse perspectives and artistic practice: Looking at, sharing and drawing from their collective experiences of how these extraordinary events turned the everyday, the ordinary inside out, outside in. The exhibition includes a small body of work from each artist including drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, digital printing and sculpture.
LFC Director and facilitator, Jodie Cunningham, commented: ‘It is a privilege to work with such a committed group of artists, who have developed exciting new artworks that reflect their shared and collective experiences of the challenges of 2020 in such diverse ways – reflecting resilience, hope and transformation.’
‘Many of the LFC artists turned to nature and the process of observations on daily walks as a way of restoring themselves during the challenges of 2020, whilst others used the meditative process of art making and exploring materiality and colour; or humour as a response to the pandemic.’
- Media Contact: Jenny Blake, 0408611014, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lime Flamingo Collective: For more info on the Lime Flamingo Collective, email Jodie Cunningham at email@example.com.
- Belconnen Arts Centre: For more information on the exhibition visit: https://www.belcoarts.com.au/outside/
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Future exhibition: March 2022, M16artspace