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‘6×6′ – Auguste Clown Gallery

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An original artwork is one of a kind and irreplaceable; capturing a moment in time through the mind and talent of the artist behind it. On show at Auguste Clown Gallery, “6×6” introduces the works of more than 35 local and international artists in a group exhibition of small scale paintings.

Showcasing each artist’s style within the confines of a six inch square, these miniature masterpieces offer an obtainable piece of artwork to new and seasoned collectors alike.

Opening night: Friday 19th June from 6.00pm – 8.00pm. The exhibition is on view until 5th July.

Featured artists: Alex Garant, Anthony Clarkson, Brian Donnelly, Carol Liu, Ciou, Clare Toms, Danita Art, Edward Cao, Ella Smethurst, Emma Mount, Hye Jeong Park, Filthy the Bear, Jason Snyder, Jennalee Auclair, Jessica Charlotte, Julianna Menna, Kane Kokaris, Kari-Lise Alexander, Kassie McMahon, Kathleen Lolley, Kelly Vivanco, Kirbee Lawler, Laura Berger, Leilani Bustamante, Loretta Lizzio, Malojo, Megan Buccere, Michael Ramstead, Miss E, MJ Lindo, Mysterious Al, Natalia Rak, Redd Walitzki, Roby Dwi Antono, Rudy Fig, Silas, Steve Cross, Susan Apgar, Xue Wang and Yi Shu Wan.

Evie Cahir and Gemma Topliss: ‘Heavy Leisure’

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This week, Backwoods Gallery presents an exhibition of illustrations by two young artists, Evie Cahir & Gemma Topliss, who are representative of the bright future of Australia art.
In ‘Heavy Leisure’, opening on the 17th of April, Cahir and Topliss will present a series of delicate, illustrative works. The collection re-evaluates the seemingly mundane moments, objects and routines of daily life, imbuing them with emotional undertones.

Evie Cahir’s illustrative works offer a new, more attentive regard on the banal but precious objects and moments encountered in daily life. Cahir is fascinated by the hidden meanings of routine and the interplay between light and shadow. Her artwork employs sophisticated composition, refined techniques and subtle humour to present her point of view in a truly unique and beautiful way.

Gemma Topliss explores the connection between the interior and the exterior, both spatially and emotionally. Her charcoal and graphite drawings are intimate, fragmented and personal. At only 19, Topliss is the youngest artist that has exhibited at Backwoods.

In the lead up to the exhibition, they both took some time to speak with VNA.

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‘Get Rich or Try Dying’ – Marian Machismo

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This (Australian) summer Marian Machismo brings you ‘Get Rich or Try Dying.’ A coming of age exploration of a non-linear generation, visually characterised by Sub-Cultural Symbolism and Generational Drag.

The Cultural Huckster has returned to Just Another Project Space with a new term she has affectionally coined ‘Generational Drag’.

‘Get Rich or Try Dying’ stands as an exploration of a previously undefined cultural phenomenon, a visualisation of an idea and an account of the fashion and stylisation of a generation undefined by accepted norms.

With puns so sweet you will want to lick the wrapper, references that borderline nostalgia and a flair for performance, this is one show that you will not want to miss.

Shannon McKinnon

Shannon McKinnon is the boss of Aisle6ix Industries screen-printers, operator of Secret Walls Australia division and an all-round all-Australian legend. He took a little time out of his busy lifestyle to give us the lowdown on his love affair with screen-printing, Australian art and Chilli.

Big Shannie Mac, tell us a little bit about what you do… What’s the crack with Aisle6ix, how did it evolve? And has it always been something you’ve wanted to do?

Aisle6ix Industries developed when I moved to Sydney from Canberra and fell in love with screen-printing. During my studies I met Greg Beer, VNA’s art director, and he and I would come up with designs and I would screen-print them. After four years in Sydney, I moved to London and spent two years working for Photofit, an amazing screen-printing shop just near Old Street tube. It was back-to-basics and an amazing experience. I then moved to Melbourne and worked for Screenplay in Fitzroy then made another move, this time to Sydney, where Aisle6ix Industries really got its roots. So after lots of travel and with a huge amount of support from my girlfriend, Shakira, Aisle6ix Industries is busier than ever.

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