Blue

Opening this Saturday 1st August until 20th September is the exhibition MAPBM: BLUE' at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba

Blue is the most popular colour in contemporary Western societies, a colour with profound social and historical associations and symbolism that resonates throughout art, language, history, religion, gender, science, psychology and more.

Exhibiting artists are:

Susan Andrews

M Bozzec

Kris Peta Deray

Tom Isaacs

Beata Geyer Artist

Tom Loveday

Naomi Oliver

Katya Petetskaya

Rebecca Waterstone

Miriam Williamson and Brad Allen-Waters

On the 1st August there are three public programme events  

at 11 a.m. there will be an artist and curator talk where you can join curator Beata Geyer alongside MAPBM artists for an insight into group exhibition ‘BLUE.’ See and hear how artists have explored notions of a colour with profound social and historical associations and symbolism that resonates throughout art, language, history, religion, gender, science, psychology and more.

Free with gallery entry ticket. RSVP at ccreception@bmcc.nsw.gov.au.

Social distancing measures will be implemented at this event.

then at 1 p.m there will be a performance by Tom Isaacs . This performance will be repeated on the 15th August at 11 a.m.

Pietà by Tom Isaacs is an hour-long performance art piece in which the artist explores different positions and poses with a long piece of blue felt. The colour blue has long held spiritual significance for different religious traditions thanks to its association with the vast expanse of sky and the unfathomable depths of the ocean. Blue is also commonly associated with sadness and depression, typified by the expression: ‘feeling blue’.

On a personal level Pietà combines these two themes, mental health and spirituality, to evoke a desire for healing or resurrection from an experience of depression which feels deathly. Pietà also addresses the broader problems of alienation and fragmentation which, according to French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, are an inevitable effect of the development of the ego and the acquisition of language. Pietà draws from the fields of ritual, psychoanalysis and art making, which have all been proposed, at one time or another, as solutions to these problems.

Free with gallery entry ticket. RSVP at ccreception@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

Please be advised social distancing measures will be implemented.

Finally at 2 p.m. and running until  4 p.m. there will be an artist led workshop by M. Bozzec titled : Language Reframed: The Promise of Found Words

Unlock the hidden potential of words with artist M. Bozzec and learn to reframe language into creative acts such as poetry and short stories, or visual forms such as drawing, collage and performance. Using found words & phrases gleaned from a diversity of sources – popular idioms, song lyrics, news headlines and things overhead, this workshop will offer opportunities to experiment with the processes of list-making, expanded collecting and research as a catalyst for the creation of diverse art forms.

Materials included but please do bring your own visual journals, and preferred drawing and collage materials.

$40 / $35 InSight Members. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410

 

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