Next date: Friday, 19 August 2022 | 06:00 PM
to 08:00 PM
Join us for the launch of three new exhibitions at the Rockhampton Museum of Art. The Museum’s galleries and Hummingbird Café will open late for live music and light refreshments to celebrate the opening of ‘Joachim Froese: Echoes of Process,’ ‘Arryn Snowball: Mammoth’ and ‘Collection Focus: Vipoo Srivilasa.’
Catering provided, cash bar available
Free | Limited tickets, online booking essential
Joachim Froese: Echoes of Process
Queensland photographer Joachim Froese’s technical expertise of the varied mechanics of photography inform a conceptual approach to the medium, often dealing with the role of photography in shaping the known world. The exhibition features several key series that raise environmental concerns, amongst them ‘Entangled’, his recent series of salt prints that depict close-ups of seedlings he grows in his garden, and a new photographic installation that re-interprets panorama visions taken by NASA’s Mars rovers.
Arryn Snowball: Mammoth
Arryn Snowball is a Queensland painter currently based in Berlin, whose ever-growing work on paper, Mammoth, will occupy Rockhampton Museum of Art’s Atrium Gallery. This chapter was created in response to a series of poems by Brisbane poet Nathan Shepherdson, which was in turn inspired by Ern Grant’s beloved Grant’s Guide to Fishes (1965-2014), Snowball’s artwork teases out the formalist structures of the poem’s words and phrases as both an abstract and textual creation of epic proportions.
Collection Focus: Vipoo Srivilasa
Thai-born Australian artist Vipoo Srivilasa skilfully creates figures from porcelain and earthenware that represent his cross-cultural identity. The sculptures are brought to life and disarm viewers through their character-filled faces and teddy bear-like bodies, while carrying messages of diversity and a love for nature. Drawn from the Rockhampton Museum of Art Collection and recent works from the artist’s H̄mī bupp̄hā (flower bear) series, these ceramics show Srivilasa’s dedication to spreading hope through art and cuteness.
Friday, 19 August 2022 | 06:00 PM
- 08:00 PM