FRONT & BACK GALLERIES
by Rachael Thérèse Nolan
‘Performing…Art’ is the latest project by Melbourne based visual artist/performer, Rachael Thérèse Nolan, and has been created as part of her Master of Arts by Research at La Trobe University. This performed piece explores the live fleshed experience of a performer and a spectator, developing the idea that performed works of art differ from more conventional visual art mediums. Aiming to expose the process of performance making/visual art creation, Rachael uses her formal gymnastics, contemporary dance and physical theatre training to demonstrate that a live body-based piece must be performed in order for it to become present. (Live performance from 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
THE EYES SEE NATURE, BUT THE HEART SEES COLOUR
by Guy Phelan
“Interested in the way the world, and things have a loud communication with us, everything somewhat alive with life…my paintings communicating its presents…the eye sees nature, but the heart sees colour…the loud communication, has its own heart…the artists job, to paint about its heart in relation to our own…or simply love…finding a heart that beats with ours…and going on that journey together…” (Guy Phelan)
Guy Phelan is the modern day Jean Michel Basquiat, This painting prodigy identifies himself as a medium presenting the outside world in its quintessential form. The outcome is a myriad of paintings abundant with emotional colour and poetic narratives.