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Fictitious Realities

July 9, 2017

The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre,Exif_JPEG_PICTURE
Corner Wilson and Carpenter Streets,
Brighton

July 1 to September 3 2017

Fictitious-Realities-DL-flyer_web-1The gallery was packed in spite of the freezing Melbourne winters day but thoroughly warmed by the words of guest curator, Robert Lindsay, former director of McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery who gave a wonderful oration profiling the nine artists exhibiting in the Fictitious Realities exhibition. “The intention underlying the exhibition can be encapsulated by the words of Pablo Picasso, ‘We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realise the truth” (1923). The narratives in this exhibition are presented as imaginative scenarios with a definite quality of believability, but their significance rests above all else on their capacity to engender heightened perception along with a deeper appreciation of reality and our humanity”.

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Guest curator Robert Lindsay.

Cr Alex Del Porto, Mayor, Bayside City Council said Fictitious Realities exhibition was the sixth exhibition in the gallery’s Midwinter Master series and ‘this exhibition promises to be a highlight on the cultural calendar in Bayside’- a mental and visual challenge to examine the notion that what you see is not really reality but imaginary.

The guests were refreshed with fine food and wine and intrigued by the visual conundrums presented by the exhibition- a stand out being the depiction of a hermit crab seeking a new shell to make home – a metaphor for disruption and relocation in our challenged global community.

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Guest curator Robert Lindsay, Mayor of Bayside Cr Alex del Porto and Chair of the Board Angelina Beninati

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Charles Rajkovic permalink
    July 9, 2017 5:39 am

    Could not go to the opening, but visited the show not long ago. Well done Robert, an excellent curatorial work. Some works were worked better than others, but overall good show!

  2. Charles Rajkovic permalink
    July 9, 2017 5:42 am

    Sentence two should read, Some works worked better than others, etc

  3. Charles Rajkovic permalink
    July 9, 2017 5:44 am

    Alison, forgot to say, so was this issue of Hatmatters, better than others!

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