After 15 years of promoting Indigenous art in Asia, ReDot Fine Art Gallery launches its latest initiative, an exploration of Australia’s non-Indigenous Contemporary art scene with an extremely ambitious triple show of established and emerging Australian painters and sculptor from across the vast country, employing different yet complimentary mediums.
Talking to a Stranger are recent paintings by Australian artist, Todd Hunter. Consisting of 11 gems that are a significant departure from his recognised colourful oeuvres, the show works are predominately imbued in black and white with a hint at a tinge of colour. The works retain all the classical techniques Todd employs in his work and the frenetic intensity is still clearly evident but the viewer is left to ponder and consider the changing dynamics of Todd’s world, surrounding landscape and how perhaps all this is struggling to positioning itself within his art.
Two Stories is a major exhibition of 6 recent steel sculptures and one installation comprising 13 individual Australian Jarrah hardwood poles by renowned Australian artist, Greg Johns. Ever since he started making sculptures in 1976 Greg says he has ‘felt largely alienated from the art world.’ He says that much of what has been produced from Pop art onwards frankly bores him! Despite being viewed as an outsider, a slightly eccentric maverick of his chosen profession, this hasn’t stopped him becoming one of the most celebrated and collectable sculptural artists Australia has ever produced.
An Unconfirmed Number is an exhibition of recent paintings by Australian artist, David Kelly. The work is the culmination of his Master of Visual Art degree through the University of South Australia and presents a powerful visual exploration of Australia’s colonial past. Developing from a residency with the Gija people of Warmun Art Centre in 2012, Kelly examines his non-indigenous ancestry as it relates to the colonisation of Australia and the largely untold stories of the violent conflicts that marked the era.
Venue: ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Old Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street, Unit #01-08, Singapore 179369
Opening hours: 12pm to 7pm, daily.
When: 3 Aug - 1 Oct 2016,