Time Dilator by Samuel Tupou, Old Ambo Galleries, 4 December 2020 to 30 January 2021

Time Dilator by Samuel Tupou, Old Ambo Galleries, 4 December 2020 to 30 January 2021

Time Dilator is a new series of works on paper, by Brisbane based artist, Samuel Tupou, that consider our personal and geographical relationship with the physical planes of space and time. These screen printed works use pattern and repetition to examine coincidence, déjà vu and the realm of dreaming. Samuel creates artworks that respond to his Tongan and Polynesian heritage, and incorporate patterns derived from and inspired by traditional Pacific Island Tapa cloth design. His recent works draw inspiration from mathematical geometry and 80’s video game imagery as well as Pacific Island Tapa cloth design and fine mat weaving. He often uses colour photographs from family photo albums as a starting point to evoke a strong sense of time and place. Colour segments act as oversized pixels that combine to form a recurring pattern and an overall image which is shrouded by pixilation. The photograph’s original details and subtleties are removed leaving the viewer with a series of colour structures which when pieced together allude to the original image. The works use proximity and distance to alter the viewers perception. Up close, the works appear to be an abstract assemblage of geometric shapes and colours, whilst at a distance an 8-bit halftone image takes shape. Where: The Old Ambo GalleriesWhen: Friday 4 December to Friday 18 December 2020 and Monday 11 January to Saturday 30 January 2021. The galleries will be closed over the Christmas New Year period from Saturday 12 December 2020 until Saturday 9 January...
Nambour State College Exhibition, Old Ambo Galleries, 13-28 November

Nambour State College Exhibition, Old Ambo Galleries, 13-28 November

The Nambour State College Exhibition is a diverse range of works from Years 7-12 that include painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking and installation. Students at Nambour State College are able to study a range of creative subject offerings from Visual Art (General), to Certificate I in Visual Arts, and to Certificate III in Visual Arts.  Next year the college will launch the Nambour Academy of Creative Arts Excellence in a Visual Art program for Year 7-10 students. This program will allow students who excel in art to truly flourish.   Evident in this exhibition is the energy, passion and talent represented in youth arts within Nambour.  Where: Old Ambo Galleries, The Old Ambulance Station When: From Friday November 13 to Saturday November 20 Hours: Daily, Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm Entry:...