LAST week we reported on the opening of “Frames of reference”, an exhibition at M16 Artspace, by artist Nicola Dickson.
But Dickson’s is not the only exhibition on at M16, which has the capacity for three simultaneous exhibitions to run.
Running alongside “Frames of reference” until August 18 are “Vagar” by Dominic Aldis in Gallery 02 and “Landscape on the Line” by Ian Robertson in Gallery 03.
Emerging animation artist Aldis was selected from the 2012 ANU School of Art Graduating Exhibition to receive the M16 Artspace Residency and Exhibition Award.
Aldis is interested in states of mind and in animations of morphing hand drawn portraits he explores different ways of approaching the introspective. The animations present individuals engaged in a process of improvisation. He combines two-dimensional hand drawn animation processes in concert with live action footage.
Ian Robertson, by contrast, paints landscapes of wild spaces and open environments in Canberra, its surrounding national parks and in national parks wider afield. “Landscape on the Line” traces the landscape of Weereewa (Lake George) and its imagined past, present and possible future, in a series of fold-out watercolour artist books.
He works on-site in watercolour and line sketches translating these into larger oil paintings on canvas or binding the originals into artist books. Through his art he explores connection to land – his own remembered connections, those of indigenous people and those of European settlers.
“Frames of reference”, “Vagar” and “Landscape on the Line’, at M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith until August 18, noon to 5pm Wed-Sun.