Parkes Library is hosting an art exhibition with a difference to end 2018.
Art Forged In Miscellany is an exhibition of poets and artists, a labour of love and a work in restoration and reinvention. This renewal applies equally to materials and artists themselves. All involved tread lightly on their palettes with the shared belief in using resources intelligently and with due regard. All believe that art is a powerful tool for expression and communication.
The works on exhibit include experimental projects using the processes of soundscapes, accompaniment, animation and performance art. By using local sounds and sights, the very DNA of the area, the artists are able to describe the essence of their environment with a deeper connection.
The artists presented in this exhibition are members or supporters of Ub Ubbo Exchange. This international art group is celebrating its eleventh year of collaboration and support and is marking a new chapter. Artists have recently joined from different art disciplines and the network has expanded with a range of new participants offering their gifts and skills.
"The Junkyard Drum Kit" will be a feature of the exhibition. It is created entirely from garbage. Collaborators from wide-ranging backgrounds conceived and built it: Sean-James Cassidy (artist), Dustin Howearth (sculptor and Hollywood prop designer), Jason (Nacho) Murchie (audio artist and collector and creator of samples and soundscapes) and Matthew Cicchini (musician and philanthropist).
Another exciting feature of the exhibition is the poem "Blacksmith". Author Jim Cassidy's recitation of "Blacksmith" has been animated with video and music and will be shown throughout the exhibition.
The community is invited to attend the official exhibition opening according to Manager Cultural, Education & Library Services.
"The exhibition will open on Saturday 15 December, with a morning tea at 10.30am. Please join the artists to celebrate their creativity and their using local resources and materials to document part of their world" said Shellie
The exhibition will be on display until 31 December at Parkes Library. The Library is closed 24 to 26 and 29 December, but is open 9am to 5pm on 27 and 28 December.