Guests from Carnarvon’s Senior Citizens Club had some well-deserved VIP treatment on October 2nd when they visited the local community art space to enjoy morning tea and a private farewell viewing of ‘Creations from the man cave”.
The unique and highly interactive exhibition of sculptures by Perth based artist Neil Elliott, which opened on August 24th, promotes a strong recycling message, with many of the materials coming from roadside collections and rubbish tips. Reflecting on simpler times when nothing was thrown away and everything was built to last, the re-purposing theme of the artwork resonated with the guests who enjoyed some reflective time in the lovely venue.
During the Carnarvon leg of the tour, the community art space, located within the Carnarvon Library, had visitors from as far afield as Germany, Belgium and Korea. It also hosted in excess of 100 students from St Mary’s Star of the Sea, Carnarvon Community College and Central TAFE who participated in workshop style floor talks led by the artist.
“Making art of this high caliber accessible to our community is only made possible through the ongoing partnership the Shire has forged with Art on the Move” said Shire President Karl Brandenburg. Supported by State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Art on the Move is dedicated to building a sense of community, creativity and a greater understanding of ourselves and the world through visual art. This is done by touring quality contemporary art with appropriate learning opportunities.
The exhibition leaves Carnarvon in early October for its next destination, the Vancouver Arts Centre in Albany.
If you would like further information about Carnarvon Library’s schedule of upcoming exhibitions for 2018, visit https://library.carnarvon.wa.gov.au or like us on Facebook to receive regular updates of programs and events taking place. Information on this and other Art on the Move managed exhibitions can be found by visiting www.artonthemove.com.au