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.
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.
Her website is www.alisonaplinart.com.au
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.
The artwork on display in the Emerging Artist galleries showcases vibrant and picturesque landscapes full of energy and colour. Created by the photographic duo Everlook Photography, ‘Oceanic Light’ takes you on a journey through the beauty and wonder of the natural landscape.
Visit the Emerging Artist Galleries from September 5th to view ‘Oceanic Light’. Artworks are available for purchase and all sales help support South Australian emerging artists and the Centre for Creative Health’s gallery program.
My wife and I created our photographic endeavour ‘everlook photography’ in 2008. Together, we try to capture nature at its finest moments of light. We find great enjoyment in experiencing the natural world from as close as the roadside, to as far as multiday backpacking trips deep into the wilderness. We feel blessed to have had the opportunities to visit wilderness regions around the world and hope that our images represent not only what we saw, but share the entire experience of being in that location. It is our hope to keep travelling and to keep experiencing nature’s many wonders as long as we are physically able. Sharing this journey with our children Jaime and Charlotte makes it all the more special.
As rewarding as working within a health care system can be, I believe that a fulfilling life requires balance; work with play, fact with fiction, science with art. I’ve always considered myself to be an ‘accidental artist’ whose wanderings into nature have serendipitously resulted in art that I can share.
To coincide with Mental Health Week (7-13 October) an exhibition of illustrations by international artist Marie Jonsson-Harrison created for the picture book Meltdown Moments are on display in the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s Community Gallery.
The book Meltdown Moments written by leading psychiatrist Dr Anne Sved Williams places an emphasis on the mental health and wellbeing of families and a desire to assist parents in raising a generation of happy, strong and resilient children. Through exploring the effect that changing parental moods or ‘meltdowns’ can have on children with a story about a parent who ‘loses it’, the book assists families to find better ways of dealing with issues and helps children navigate and understand changing parental moods.
Originally intended to help small children with a parent who experiences ‘meltdowns’ as part of the condition Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Meltdown Moments is now a useful tool for many different families.
Through close collaboration with the CALHN Heritage Office a collection of historical photographs are now on display in the North Gallery of the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s Community Gallery. Coinciding with International Emergency Nurses Day (10 October) this display places a spotlight on the integral role that nurses have historically played and continue to play within the hospital.
Please contact Fiona Borthwick for more information.
08 7074 1439 firstname.lastname@example.org