July 28 - August 19 2018
Light, or the lack of light, impacts on everything we do. It can affect our mood, our perception of space, and can instantly change how we see the world. The artists in "Lit" explore the element of light in a range of mediums.
Micaela Bumpstead is a Melbourne based artist who has been working with a multidisciplinary practice employing mediums that include painting, photography and sculpture. The themes she explores include the role of images in contemporary society,
materiality and questioning how we see and value objects. Micaela Bumpstead has recently completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at RMIT University and has participated in many group exhibitions, including her first solo exhibition in 2017.
Nadine Keegan is a self-taught glass artist, working from WOT Studios in North Melbourne. Using a mixture of traditional lead-lighting techniques and her own technical developments, Nadine uses solder, copper foil and glass to construct scenes of the Australian bush. Recycled glass is used when available to further the concept of reimagining the capabilities of the art form. Inspired by the strangeness and beauty of Australia’s flora and fauna, her panels are a celebration of the natural world and an investigation of her relationship with it.
Tegan Bell is an artist interested in forming a sustainable and environmentally engaged practice. Her early work was largely built on conventional notions of portraiture and life drawing, a mode of working which soon became stagnant for her as she sought to challenge the basis of her own art making. Through the destruction and recycling of her previous work Tegan has found a true basis for an environmentally friendly art practice as well as a new way to consider the life cycle of an artist’s creative output. This concept of “eco- art” is an interest that she continues to develop, using aesthetic inspiration from her surrounding environment in the Dandenong Ranges and expanding the philosophy of wabi-sabi aesthetics and the beauty of imperfection.