A Survey of Small Sculpture - Paul Selwood

Paul Selwood

A Survey of Small Sculpture

 

In a natural progression following his survey of large
sculpture at Maitland Regional Art Gallery in 2016,
Wollombi, Hunter Valley sculptor Paul Selwood brings
to Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre a survey of his
small sculpture. While it by no means covers all of the
themes he has worked on over a fifty-year practice, it
does bring together many of the key works from which
many variations evolved.

 

 There is nothing new in my work method, oxy and plasma
cutting, welding, and forging began with Picasso’s first welded
sculpture ‘Construction in Wire’ in 1928.

 

 From there a tradition developed. The main players were Julio
Gonzalez in Spain, David Smith in the United States and
Anthony Caro in England. This was the origin of the concept of

 

 

 

sculpture that is built in space rather than modelled. 
                                                               Paul Selwood

Most of the sculptures in this survey employ a cut and
fold technique in which a drawing on steel is cut through
the plate and the elements still attached to the plate are
then folded out of the plane into the third dimension.

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Exhibiting from 8 July to 26 August 2018. Opening
night 6pm Saturday 7 July 2018. Free entry with 
refreshments courtesy of Small Forest, Hunter Belle
Cheese and Pukara Estate.

 

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Artwork: Paul Selwood, Just Sitting 2014, painted steel,
76 x 57 x 40cm. Photo: Stephen Oxenbury.

 

The End of the Vine - Maude Butta

Maude Butta

The End of the Vine

 

From vineyard to table, Denman artist Maude Butta explores
winemaking in her local community in her debut solo
exhibition
The End of the Vine. A resident of Denman for the
past thirty years, Maude herself has firsthand experience of the
inner workings of a winery, having worked for 10 years at
Rosemount Estate. The collection of works that is
The End of
the Vine
are dynamic and engaging in acrylic, watercolour, pen
and ink, mixed media, collage and charcoal, emerging from a
process of reflecting on and revisiting an industry that exists in
a changing landscape that is the Upper Hunter region.

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Exhibiting from 8 July to 26 August 2018. Opening night 6pm
Saturday 7 July 2018. Free entry with refreshments courtesy of
Small Forest, Hunter Belle Cheese and Pukara Estate /
Artwork:
Maude Butta, Autumn Leaves 2017 (detail), mixed media.

 

 

 

 

The Losing Game - Max Watters Collection

The Losing Game

Selections from the Max Watters Collection

 

Isolation, betrayal, pain, suffering, loss; a pervading sense of
emptiness or sadness - come experience, come face these very
real human experiences through the Max Watters Collection.

Works that include Charles Blandford’s Destruction of the
Environment
, Betty Gleeson’s Secret Tragedy II, Rew Hanks’
The Trojan Tiger Versus the Woolly Redcoats, Geoff Proud’s
Lusitania Girls, Garry Shead’s Lane Cove 1 and Imants Tillers’
Displacement No. 15 explore these themes leading you down a
darker, unforgiving path.

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Exhibiting from 8 July to 26 August 2018. Opening night 6pm
Saturday 7 July 2018. Free entry with refreshments courtesy
of Small Forest, Hunter Belle Cheese and Pukara Estate /
Charles Blandford, Destruction of the Environment circa 1980 (detail),
acrylic on plywood panel, 125 x 142cm, Max Watters Collection.

 

 

 

Three Well Known Australians - Martin Shaw

Martin Shaw

Three Well Known Australians

Who are these three well known Australians? The portrait Three
Well Known Australians
 has been posing this question to 
exhibition viewers since it began touring in 1983. The clues are
in the painting but artist Martin Shaw won’t reveal the 
answer. What can be revealed though, is the black and white
dog sitting in the corner of the canvas is named ‘Pea’.

 The mystery of the identities of the three figures in the painting
has inspired many guesses throughout the years, reflecting and
revealing the trends and values of each community the painting
tours to. Come and record your own guess in this unique,
historical document!

 


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Exhibiting from 8 July to 26 August 2018. Opening night 6pm
Saturday 7 July 2018. Free entry with refreshments courtesy of
Small Forest, Hunter Belle Cheese and Pukara Estate /
Artwork:
Martin Shaw, Three Well Known Australians 1982 (detail),
acrylic.

 

 

 

My Mother’s Endearment - Wadagingie

 

Wadagingie

My Mother’s Endearment

Indigenous artists from St Heliers Correctional Centre present works for 2018 NAIDOC Week. Artist’s worked with the
overlying theme ‘Because of her, we can!’, reflecting on the role women have played in their lives - mothers, aunties,
grandmothers, elders, sisters, daughters and granddaughters - the driving force in their lives. They shared stories of their
mothers, grandmothers and aunties telling dreamtime stories, sharing language and knowledge about culture. Memorie
s of the commitment their mothers and grandmothers made to them and the opportunities they gave them were revisited.
When asked to describe the women in their lives artists highlighted them as being very strong, knowledgeable, smart,
caring, trusted, wise and committed.

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Exhibiting from 8 July to 26 August 2018. Opening night 6pm Saturday 7 July 2018.
Free entry with refreshments courtesy of Small Forest, Hunter Belle Cheese and Pukara Estate /
Artwork:
Chris O’Neill, Family Totem - Wollemi Dolphin 2018 (detail), acrylic on canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Locals - 60 years of collecting in the Upper Hunter

Exhibiting 01 Sep to 21 Oct 2018

Miniatures

Exhibiting 01 Sep to 21 Oct 2018

Muswellbrook Local Art Awards 2018

Rebecca Rath "Spring Field, Oakvale Wines"

Exhibiting 28 October - 23 December 2018