Mullumbuimby artist makes Switch in TRANSIT
TWENTY-SIX new emerging visual artists will showcase their work at Transit, Southern Cross University (SCU) graduating students' exhibition.
Opening at 5.30pm tomorrow at the Visual Arts Block (V Block) at the Lismore Campus, the exhibition provides graduating students with the opportunity to showcase their final works to invited arts industry experts, their families, friends and the public.
Always a diverse exhibition, Transit this year will include a broad range of visual arts media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, installation and film.
Tim Fry from Mullumbimby, who works with ceramic sculpture, drawing and installation, will be showcasing his work Switch.
"The big idea behind my work Switch is that we literally need to switch from our reliance on fossil fuels to renewables," he said.
"The work is comprised of a set of drawings of our built environment and the ceramic work of the power poles which are very symbolic of that reliance on fossil fuels.
"Running in parallel with this is the idea that we humans seem to relate much more to the built environment rather than to the natural environment, and this may have led us to our current problems with climate change.
"It (Transit exhibition) allows me to put out there a big idea like climate change, relate to it as an artist making an accessible work which then allows people to engage in the idea through an interesting experience," he said..
Transit 2015 is open 10am- 4pm daily (closed Sundays) until Saturday, October 24.
Then follows the SCU Honours Exhibition from 5.30pm on Friday, November 13, at the same venue.