Artist Steve Oatway is a very busy man. Known mostly for his innovative and confronting junk sculptures, his talent for bold, colourful paintings is another side of Steve that we don't always get to see. His latest exhibition entitled 'Juxtapose' brings these two sides of Steve's art together in a thoughtful and intriguing way and tells the story of the man behind the art.
This piece featured in the Brighton Sculpture exhibition
The Juxtapose exhibition is currently showing at the Arnold Gallery in Randell Street, Mannum and will run until July 1st.
But not one to rest on his laurels, Steve has also been busy preparing for the upcoming South Australian Living Artists (SALA) exhibition season in August of this year.
Steve and fellow artists will be featured in the upcoming 'Gone Bush' exhibition
As well as his involvement with the Mannum Creative Communities group who will be hosting an exhibition entitled 'Water - Our Life Source,' Steve has also been working on a joint project with the Barossa Bush Gardens entitled 'Gone Bush,' which will feature his junk-art bird sculptures in a natural bush setting.
Steve has an exciting way of seeing the potential in everyday objects discarded by others and breathing new life into them as art. Anything from an old paintbrush to a rusty cog from an old tractor engine will find its way into these fascinating works.
The Barossa Bush Gardens are in Nuriootpa off Penrice Road and are open daily.
The Arnold Gallery is situated in the Mannum Dock Museum Information Centre in Randell Street, Mannum, and is open 7 days a week.