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Commercial Galleries | 5 September – 28 November

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AAA ABSTRACT #5 by Alison Aplin

Balance and tension between the composed and the chaotic epitomise the two exhibitions currently on display in the Commercial Galleries.  Line, colour and form work together to create dynamic scrawling compositions that enliven the surface of the canvas.

‘Abstraction’ by Alison Aplin and ‘In Around Out’ by Arlon Hall will be on display until November 28th. All artworks are available for purchase and all sales help support South Australian artists and the Centre for Creative Health’s gallery program.

Bessie Davidson & Margaret Preston Galleries –‘Abstraction’ - Alison Aplin

Alison is a multi-award winning contemporary designer who has always had a keen interest in art – especially contemporary and eclectic abstract works. This is the genre of Alison’s work – entirely individual though bold and colourful. Clearly expressed in her artwork is a passion for using the juxtaposition of different forms or shapes to create a balance critical to the finished product.

As a former trainee nurse, Alison commenced her nursing training at the old Royal Adelaide Hospital on April 1st 1971, registering in 1974. This was followed by Midwifery at the Queen Victoria Hospital. She is excited to exhibit her artwork at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

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Sir Ivor Hele Gallery – ‘In Around Out’ - Arlon Hall

Arlon Hall is a contemporary artist who graduated from the South Australian School of Art with honours in 2011. Predominantly working in painting and drawing, Hall’s current practice investigates the relationship between line and colour, fusing these elements together, exploring the moments in between and in collision. Through this ongoing investigation of drawing and painting, Hall is able to communicate particular concepts with the entanglement of colour, line and symbols through his abstract painting. He has recently been exploring ways to extend his painting and drawings through sculpture and installation. He is a member of the art collective ‘The Bait Fridge’, where his practice is further expanded through performance, dance and costume making. Hall also works as a secondary high school art teacher and consistently runs and assists workshops for Carclew’s Pom Pom Program. In 2015 Hall undertook a residency at Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India through The Helpmann Academy. He has exhibited at a number of galleries through South Australia including the Barossa Regional Gallery, FELT Space, Peter Walker Fine Art and Fontanelle.

The work presented in the Sir Ivor Hele Gallery are an array of fragmented lines and colour that are assembled together to create resolved compositions. They can be interpreted as visualisations of one of the first stages of the healing process.


Neon Stutters in the Window - Charcoal, graphite, pencil, chalk pastel, ink and acrylic on canvas, 137 x 167.5cm, 2017

Neon Stutters in the Window by Arlon Hall

Bring Your Ashes To Me – Charcoal, graphite, pencil, chalk pastel, ink and acrylic on canvas, 137 x 167.5cm, 2017

Bring Your Ashes To Me by Arlon Hall

BSTRACT #13_acrylic and oil 1000x1000mm Alison Aplin

AAA ABSTRACT #13 by Alison Aplin

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