We’re excited to present the sixth edition of The E&D Xmas Show! Remember there is no pre-sales or pre-views (except a few sneaky Insta posts)! Follow us here: https://www.instagram.com/egganddart/ Line up at 6pm, Friday the 7th December to get your hands on the best chrissy gift you can get - ART!!!
Congratulations to Lee Bethel, a finalist in the Professional Artist and Emerging Artist categories of the Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize 2018. The winners are announced this Friday 15th June. Lee's finalist work seen above: Labyrinth, 2017, encaustic and seeds on hand cut paper on board, 50 x 50cm.
For Lee Bethel, elegant constraints are the foundation of her workings, manipulating the fold, the grid and the seed. In her hands, the paper fold reveals its capacity for resilience and malleability. It is both a tangible folding of paper and a metaphorical folding of time and memory. The works suggest states of being that are "open-ended ... non-exclusive and unlimited, exterior and infinite." The inside is nothing more than a fold of the outside where the interior becomes exterior.
Our very own Lee Bethel is a finalist in this years Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award. Lee is already had a busy year being a finalist in both North Sydney Art Prize and the Paramore Prize. She has also been awarded a residency at the excellent Footscray Community Art Centre in Melbourne mid year.
Sixteen artists question the value we invest in places, spaces and objects from everyday life. Sentiment is a co-curated exhibition that explores notions of sentimentality that exists in the realms of imagination and personal experience. Artists were invited to shape and express their thoughts on the things that create emotional connection and disconnection. Using a variety of media, the works move between light and dark, fact and fiction, interest and disengagement.