Small works in big festival
Baw Baw Entertainment By William PJ Kulich // 10:30, Monday 1 June 2015
HAVE a small amount of spare time in Yarragon? Check out this exhibition of small works!
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First published in the 15 May 2015 edition of the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen.
Artists from Wellington Shire have staged a mini invasion into Baw Baw – an exhibition of artworks no bigger than 15cm x 21cm “Miniatures in May.”
The exhibition will be on display at the Baw Baw Arts Alliance’s Station Gallery in Yarragon until 24 May. In exchange, BBAA exhibition “Hot to Trot” is presently on display at the Courthouse Gallery in Yarram.
The exhibition exchange is part of a wider cross-border movement at this year’s Gippsland Arts Festival, which has the theme of “Swap” or “Exchange”.
The exhibition delivers what was promised: small artworks. Some take the form of miniature images in traditional, larger painting style, while others have abandoned traditional forms altogether to play with the small format.
A number of simple lino prints are joined with stunningly detailed sketches of giraffes, surprisingly well-detailed miniature landscapes, mixed media and interactive works (shown above).
Miniatures in May is an interesting display of an often more rudimentary form of community art. A variety of styles and skill levels are on display, with stand-out pieces playing on creativity as much as artistic experience.
You can catch Miniatures in May at the Yarragon Station Gallery from 10:30 to 16:00 Wednesday to Sunday.
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