Category Archives: TILLEY, PETER

Nicole Welch, Peter Tilley and Scanlines Remix (Screening 2) until 17 April 2014

Please take note that the 2 Danks Street Complex will again be closed the Easter long weekend.

The photographic and filmic exhibition, ‘Apparitions‘ by Nicole Welch, sees circular images of early European depictions of the Australian landscape projected onto waterside cliffs and foggy forest scenery. This juxtaposition of idealised beauty and the natural beauty of Welch’s chosen terrain is not jarring, as one may expect, as the projections are textured by and therefore integrated into the surface of their rocky backdrops. In this body of work, the reflective quality of the water’s surface sees the doubling of both the landscape and the circular projections, which have the presence of portals into another world.

welch2014_selectionsPeter Tilley’s ‘Figure in the Landscape’ embodies his signature sense of contemplative calmness. This body of work also sees Tilley inject bold colours into his usual palette of dark and earthy tones, pairing a vibrant red figure with charcoal grey and situating a deep blue figure amidst textural wooden blocks. The title of Tilley’s exhibition is engaged with playfully, placing androgynous individuals in an encroaching urban landscape, raised above a domestic environment and, characteristically, in proximity to one lone tree centered on a hemispherical hill.

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Delving through the dLux Media Arts archives, curator Sarah Vandepeer conceived the current screening of ‘Scanlines Remix’ under the common thread of portraiture. This grouping begins with Denis Beaubois’ video of gradually morphing faces, dealing with issues of race, identity and wrongful imprisonment. Ray Harris presents a woman affected by wind, releasing a white powder from her mouth. Surrounded by dusted eyelashes, her piercing gaze finally stares back at the viewer. Kate Murphy’s self-portrait shows the artist sobbing whilst listening to the audio of a psychic card reading, expressing the anxiety that comes with an uncertain future. Lastly, James Newitt presents a performance, capturing a silent disco unleashed onto the streets.

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March 2014 exhibitions

Please join us for drinks with the Artists
Wednesday 26 March 5:30-7:30pm

▶ NICOLE WELCH, Apparitions
“In this series of photographs of media installations in the Australian landscape, projected images emerge from the terrain and escarpment, appearing and receding simultaneously.”

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▶ PETER TILLEY, Figure in the landscape
“The inclusion of the figure in the landscape can add a powerful element to a three dimensional statement… The language of figurative realism is simply, for me, the most effective way of portraying what it is to be human.”

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dlux2dLux Media Arts presents ‘Scanlines Remix’
Screening 2: Portraiture
curated by Sarah Vandepeer
for Black Box Projects

 

Screening 2 of ‘Scanlines Remix’, features the work of Denis Beaubois, Ray Harris, Kate Murphy and James Newitt. Plus join us this Saturday 22 March at 2pm for a talk by the curator, Sarah Vandepeer.

Ray Harris, ‘She Blows Blizzards’ 2013, HD digital video – 3:03mins, edition of 6

 

 

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Jim Croke + Peter Tilley – Closing 10 November

The current sculpture exhibitions by JIM CROKE and PETER TILLEY will be on view until Saturday 10th of November.

Based on found objects, the small sculptures in Jim Croke‘s exhibition, Scaled Down, range from solid cubes overflowing with geometric shapes to curved and fluid lines. These compact sculptures are full of movement and activity, defying the weighty quality of steel and iron.

Peter Tilley‘s new collection features his well known visual symbols, the solitary figure, a boat, window, cloud or set of stairs which he now combines with his love of reworking beautiful old timbers. Tilley‘s works continue to be inbued with a certain stillness or calm, not subdued or impassive, but both pensive and contemplative.

Also, please see Peter Tilley‘s sculptures at Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi until the 4th of November and Sculpture in the Vineyards until the 3rd of December.

Sculpture in the Vineyards 2012

Three BMG represented artists are included in the outdoor sculpture exhibition Sculpture in the Vineyards in the Hunter Valley. Senden Blackwood, Will Coles and Peter Tilley have each installed new works as well BMG exhibited artist Jacek Wankowski.

The exhibition is on view starting 3 November 2012 until the 3 December. Sculpture in the Vineyards was co-curated by BMG artist Todd Fuller.

Jim Croke + Peter Tilley – Opening 23 October

Scaled Down is the new series of sculptures by Jim Croke. Scale is often disregarded as a consideration when making sculpture when it shouldn’t be, as it is just as vital as other components like subject matter, materials and composition. These sculptures are not maquettes but are works that are comfortable at the size they are.

This next body of work by Peter Tilley, On the Nature of Things, is a privately constructed environment that is a juxtaposition of unlikely objects; collectively a symbolic arrangement that both illustrates and defies the ordinary.

Stockroom Collection: The Colour Blue

Click each thumbnail for a large image and artwork details. Artists included in this collection: Robert Boynes, Will Coles, Sybil Curtis, Fiona Fenech, James Guppy, Waratah Lahy, Al Munro, Patsy Payne, Lezlie Tilley and Peter Tilley.

New in the Stockroom: Peter Tilley, ‘Searching for the Sea’ & ‘Separate Self’

New to the stockroom are two works by Peter Tilley, ‘Separate Self‘ and ‘Searching for the Sea‘. Both works are imbued with Tilley’s ability to simultaneously present the deeply personal and the ambiguous universal.

The tableau ‘Separate Self‘ features an ornate chair painted to blend in chromatically to the base and background of the sculpture. Contrary to reality, a shadow raises from the black background in a lighter, grey shade. The shadow becomes the prominent feature and the three dimensional object is in darkness, creating an intriguing paradox. The pentagonal shape of the background, which is attached to the base, implies the frame of house, suggesting the domestic setting of the tableau. This mixture of real world objects and ideas in a dream-like arrangement is a trait Tilley’s work often carries.

Left: Peter Tilley, ‘Separate Self’ 2012
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Searching for the Sea‘, on the other hand, is a work of symbology. In this sculpture Tilley uses symbols that prominently feature in his work- the cloud, the boat, the window and the staircase. Interestingly, the piece seems to suggest a front as the staircase leads to the window which is supporting the boat, however Tilley has ensured the 360 degree nature of sculpture to be integral to this work by making the cloud only fully visible from alternate angles. The simplified shapes used carry particular meanings for Tilley, however they are also familiar objects of the everyday, which gives them the ability to create alternate meanings depending on the viewer’s individual experiences.

Right: Peter Tilley, ‘Searching for the Sea’ 2012
cast iron, timber, 58 x 34 x 26cm