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Sub-Liminal & Shifting Art Interventions Exhibitions

Sub-Liminal & Shifting Art Interventions Exhibitions
16 March 2021

Paul Snell, The Liminal Space.
Paul Snell - The Liminal Space
Paul Snell, The Liminal Space.

Two exhibitions, Sub-Liminal and Shifting Art Interventions will open at the Riddoch Art Gallery on Friday 19 March 2021 at 6:00pm.

Tasmanian based photo-media artist Paul Snell’s work in Sub-Liminal investigates the transformation of photographic modes of production and the manipulation and exploitation of data to invent new visual forms.

“By rhythmically repeating, pairing, overlapping, reversing and sequencing through the investigations of specific colour relationships, Snell seeks a sensory understanding of the physical object. These pieces are not representations of certain realities; they are their own reality,” Riddoch Art Gallery Director and Manager Arts and Culture Development Dr. Melentie Pandilovski said.

The Gallery Director says Snell’s work is increasingly significant in an image driven society.

In his work, the daily saturation of images is replaced by selective sensitisation. Snell’s pieces continue the exploration of non-representative forms to examine the possibilities of abstraction and minimalism in photo-media.
- Riddoch Art Gallery Director and Manager Arts and Culture Development Dr. Melentie Pandilovski

“I look forward to hosting an artist talk with Snell on Saturday 20 March at 1:00pm in the gallery. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet him, learn about his work and have your questions answered."

Capacity is limited due to COVID restrictions and RSVPs are essential. Call the gallery on 8721 2563 to book a space.

Sub-Liminal will be on display in the Cathleen Edkins Gallery until 9 May 2021.

Henry Jock Walker, Balan Sea Suit.
Henry Jock Walker - Balan Sea Suit
Henry Jock Walker, Balan Sea Suit.

Shifting Art Interventions is an exhibition of six Australian artists thinking outside of the box. Queensland-based Chris Bennie, and five South Australian artists: Mel Cecotti, April Hague, Anthony Hamilton, Deborah Rogers, and Henry Jock Walker explore society through paintings, objects, and installations, presenting bodily memories and experiences of authenticity through the process of improvisation.

“The exhibition follows the rhythm of dichotomies, local and global at the same time, settled and nomadic, urban and regional, engaged in both appropriation and representation, their art practice seemingly distant yet so intimately close,” Dr Pandilovski said.

“The artists utilise masterful insights of the banality of spectacle by exploring the value of physical and temporal dimensions when working with mural-painting, wet-suits, videos, surfing, performance, and painting. The exhibition, more than anything else, presents the new Australian art and spirit of collaboration, conveying thus the complexity of experience.”

Chris Bennie, Mr Manaty Chucheep – “Goong”, 2021, Three Channel HD Video Installation
Chris Bennie - Mr Manaty Chucheep – “Goong”, 2021, Three Channel HD Video Installation
Chris Bennie, Mr Manaty Chucheep – “Goong”, 2021, Three Channel HD Video Installation

An in-conversation event with the artists from Shifting Art Interventions will also be held on opening night 19 March 2021.

Chris Bennie, Mel Cecotti, April Hague, Anthony Hamilton, Deborah Rogers and Henry Jock Walker will present their installations and will give brief introductory talks describing their art and address questions from the public and fellow-artists.

Capacity is limited due to COVID restrictions and RSVPs are essential. Call the gallery on 8721 2563 to book a space.

Shifting Art Interventions is on show in the Main Gallery and Margaret Scott Gallery until 9 May 2021.


Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Media and Communications Coordinator Sharny McLean on 8721 2401 or smclean@mountgambier.sa.gov.au