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Be inspired by local artists at Off the Kerb
Dark Honey is a new group exhibition showing at Off the Kerb Gallery from 17th August - 31st August 2017. Curated by Erika Williams of Art by Miss E , this exhibition features 20 local artists and is described by Erika as exploring a range of themes with the artworks "drawing you in with lush golden tones, sweet smiles and glistening amber - it's only upon closer inspection that the dark, bitter and corrupt show themselves."
The collection of works in Dark Honey can be described as both seductive and repulsive at once, aiming to delight and fascinate the audience. The artworks, which are created on hexagonal surfaces, will connect together in a honeycomb type pattern to symbolise the collective of artists working together as a metaphorical hive.
Rachel Perrin is a Melbourne based visual artist with an interest in drawing, painting and portraiture. She uses a woodburning technique called pyrography as well as mixed media of charcoal, ink and oil paint to create stunning, photo-like portraits of her subjects. Her striking piece for this exhibition is titled "Zara" and combines oil and burning on a cherry wood panel.
Liz Gridley is a Melbourne based figurative artist. She describes her work for this exhibition as being "manipulated to fit within the hexagon, my figure bows down and twists impersonating a worker bee, ready to spring into action but also showing a moment of quiet introspection at the situation of being part of something greater." The warm tones and stillness of this piece certainly draw you in.
The distinctive art work of Nyra Drakae centres around themes of fantasy, science fiction and wildlife. The freelance illustrator based in Melbourne has created a piece titled "Melursa" for this exhibition.
Each artist will bring their own style and techniques to the exhibition such as traditional artists working with oils and watercolours, illustrators, neo pop portraiture and themes of science fiction or fantasy.The exhibition will feature the work of the following artists:
With so many talented artists involved, there will be something for everyone at this exhibition. Be inspired and perhaps even discover a new favourite local artist to follow. The Dark Honey exhibition will be shown in the Front Gallery at Off the Kerb Gallery. While you are there make sure you also check out "Paper Graveyard" by Goldengraves in the Back Gallery, "Delay" by Kim Winton in the Side Gallery and "Edifice" by Julia Schmitt in the Upstairs Gallery.
The Dark Honey Exhibition will commence at Off the Kerb Gallery on 17th August and will run until 31st August 2017.
Opening night is on Friday 18th August from 6pm - 9pm.
Off the Kerb Gallery is located at 66B Johnston Street Collingwood. The Gallery is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 12.30pm - 6pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon - 5pm.