This Autumn, the Yarra Sculpture Gallery is excited to present 'No Beginning and No End', the third joint exhibition by Robyn Norris and Simon Cross based on the symbolic meaning of the circle.
Opening to the public on 1 April, the exhibition will feature stunning plant fibre wall pieces by basketmaker Robyn Norris alongside a collection of unique ceramic sculptures by teacher and ceramic artist Simon Cross.
As Pythagoras, the Greek philosopher and mathematician noted the circle is the most creative form. It is a symbol of nature, culture and life. It has no beginning and no end. It represents totality, wholeness, the self, the infinite, eternity, timelessness and cyclic movement.
Robyn's weaving work based on traditional basketry skills evokes the feeling of peace drawing from nature. She collates collections of pollen presenters and stamen from Banksia and Protea together to layer the circles in her artwork.
They are preserved under glass to keep as an enduring artifact. Paper string from Finland is woven in her own designs based on the Māori whatu stitch in large wall pieces in concentric circles of different shades to open the eye to their depth.
The ancient crafts of Ceramic sculpture will be combined with Simon exploring the concept of cutting or breaking away at an object in order to open up and find something precious within. It is expressed within the form of the vessel's outer circular shells that display embossing and inclusions of the natural and manufactured aspects of our inhabited environment.
The exhibition runs from 1 - 24 April. Please note the Yarra Sculpture Gallery is open from Thursday to Sunday from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. All are welcome to come along and enjoy the display.
There is also an Opening Celebration on Sunday 2 April from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
Plan your visit by heading to www.yarrasculpturegallery.com.au/upcoming.html