We’re so excited to welcome you back into the showroom for our upcoming group exhibition, ‘Radiant Dreams’, showcasing the work of more than 50 Australian artists who have explored their practice with works reflecting optimism, energy and hope.
6-8pm, Thursday 18 November 2021
November 18 – December 9, 2021
Modern Times, Wurundjeri, 311 Smith St, Fitzroy
Sales open at 10am on Thursday 18 November online and in-store concurrently. We advise purchasing online as the best way to secure your favourite piece. If transacting offline, be ready to secure the work through payment in full.
We will be taking sales in-store, by phone, and email concurrently – we apologise in advance if the work you are after sells prior to completing your sale. Disappointments sadly do happen, but we have so many great works in this exhibition as well as an extensive stockroom – so we hope you’ll find the perfect art treasure to top off your year.
If you would like any additional information about this process, please get in touch with our team.
For this exhibition, we invited our artist community, as well as some new faces, to unleash their most vibrant work and embrace colour, movement and verve. Responses have been broad and reflect each artist’s practice as well as their personal approach to the challenges of isolation and restriction.
For some artists, bold colour comes naturally to their practice and they have fully embraced the full spectrum in their work. Christopher Jewitt’s Paper Planes captures his iconic mark-making on a smaller, intimate scale, while Shelley Horan’s bold contemporary still-life photography Composition 6 and Composition 10 feature common objects, many of which we have become all too familiar within our own homes. Yet, Horan captures a fresh and new perspective that elevates everyday objects to things of beauty.
In contrast, some artists chose to explore a more reserved sense of solace and reflection. Carol Crawford’s sculptural piece Vida was created with a feeling that is comforting and nurturing. Crawford writes that Vida, “does not shout out loudly at you, she needs to be contemplated individually and will provide much succour to the observer with her curvilinear, intertwined for and her playful interaction with light and shadow”.
We hope you’ll join us 18 November from 6-8pm to celebrate the launch of a truly vibrant show! We look forward to welcoming you back into our showroom with an evening celebrating the importance of art in difficult times.
Amelia Dowling, Amy Wright, Andrew Pye, Anna Fiedler, Bettina Willner, Bree Cribbin, Brigita La, Carol Crawford, Chloe Caday, Christopher Jewitt, Daniel O’Toole, Diana Miller, Ebony Russell, Elle Burguez, Ellie Malin, Em Jensen, Emily Besser, Emma Lipscombe, Grace Brown, Ingmar Apinis, Irene Grishin-Selzer, James Lemon, Jennifer Tarry-Smith, Jessica Kemp, Joana Partyka, Julian Martin, Katarina Wells, Kate Dambach, Kayleigh Heydon, Kubota Fumikazu, Liam Fleming, Liam Haley, Libby Haines, Lucy Tolan, Madeleine Thornton-Smith, Mali Taylor, Mark Alsweiler, Mikaela Stafford, Mitch Pinney, Morgana Celeste, Olana Janfa, Ria Green, Ro Noonan, Sarah Kelk, Shelley Horan, Silvi Glattauer, Stacey Rees, Taj ‘Deams’ Alexander, Tessy King, Tony Griffin, Warren O’Brien, Yan Guo.
A gentle reminder that as per the Victorian Government guidelines for arts venues, all guests attending the opening of Radiant Dreams must be fully vaccinated, and show proof of vaccination on arrival. Please wear a face mask, respect social distancing and check in with our QR code. There are limits to our capacity so please be patient with us and those around you as we monitor and respect all Covid guidelines for a safe and enjoyable evening for all!