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WELCOME TO MEENIYAN ART GALLERY E-NEWS
June 2024

Hello MAG Friends!

We are thrilled to present a diverse array of exhibitions for June. And join us for 
Meet the Artist event this Sunday 2nd June 2024 
Gallery One and Three at 1.30pm
Gallery Two at 2.30pm

Gallery 1. "Identity and Habitats" by Fiona Anastasi: 
Fiona Anastasi’s artwork was inspired to explore symbolically the image of a small spindly house, sometimes known as a ‘cubby’, to use for a ‘portrait’.
 
In dream interpretations it is said to represent the ‘self’. Here, the ‘safe self’ that we publicly project, and the private inner sense of identity that we keep hidden, are presented. Glimpses of this inner identity are to be seen in the mirrors that extend stalk-like around the ‘cubby’ and scattered personal, treasured objects show that someone is present.

Fiona’s process tries to unlock the unconscious self, using simple Dada and Surrealism techniques by looking for starting points in drawing, painting, materials and techniques.
 

Gallery 2. "Abstract, Real and Imagined" by Leanne Aitken: 
In this particular body of work Leanne reflects on her emotional responses to the beauty, power and mystery of the natural world. She might work directly with a scene or subject, but also recall and imagine the land, sea and skies around her.  The art elements are manipulated to create a more abstract, visual language.
 
Leanne likes to work quickly so acrylics suit her best. The movement of brushwork stays fluid and results in more spontaneous effects. Various painting surfaces appeal, from traditional canvas to a prepared bracing board which provides ready-made texture, shapes and hidden surprises.
 
 

Gallery 3. "Vessel" by Sian Adnam: 
Sian's exhibition focuses on a series of hand-built vessel-like structures that undergo a variety of firing processes. She uses traditional coil building for the larger works, and these may also incorporate some slab-built sections, depending on the size and shape of the vessel.
 
The term “Vessel” has been chosen because Sian felt it aligns itself with the human form, which can also be seen as a vessel of sorts. We hold knowledge, memories, experiences, and secrets, all of which are contained safely within. A vessel is strong and resilient, and its function is to keep, store and protect its cargo.
 

Join us as we celebrate the richness and diversity of artistic expression. Each exhibition promises a unique perspective, inviting you to reflect, question, and marvel at the boundless creativity of these incredible artists.

Warm regards,

The MAG Team

JUNE EXHIBITIONS

On until July 1st, 2024

Identity and Habitats
Fiona Anastasi


Image courtesy of Fiona Anastasi, Little House in the Burbs, acrylic paint, fabric, machine embroidery, 2020
 

Abstract, Real and Imagined
Leanne Aitken

Image courtesy of Leanne Aitken, Pink Sky Seascape, Acrylic on Board, 2021

Vessel
Sian Adnam

Image courtesy of Sian Adnam, Untitled Clay Edgobes, 2024

MEET THE ARTISTS

Sunday 2nd June 2024

Gallery one and three at 1.30pm
Gallery two at 2.30pm

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

July 2024
Helen S. Tiernan & Lisa Kennedy a special presentation to
celebrate NAIDOC 2024.
Kalina Brew acrylic paintings of land, sea and sky.
Sue Gilford showcasing pyrography on gourds.

August 2024 - We are closed during August for maintenance, however, have wonderful new exhibitions coming in September.

VISIT THE GALLERY SHOP

PURCHASE THE PERFECT GIFT


The Gallery Shop displays a wonderful selection of unique artworks and cards suitable as gifts or special treats for you. We showcase over 60 talented artists working in fields ranging from textiles, jewellery, metal and wood work, ceramics, pottery, painting and photography. The shop invites visitors to enjoy time browsing while visiting our beautiful and diverse gallery displays.

Image: Artwork display in Meeniyan Art Gallery shop. Photograph by Chris Beehag.

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