The ubiquitous medium of paper is the vehicle upon which memories, dreams, questions and imaginings are conveyed in ‘The Paper Salon’ – the latest exhibition opening at aMBUSH Gallery.
In 19th century Europe, art fairs were popular and grandiose events that provided a crucial infrastructure for the exhibition and sale of works of art, attracting an elite and moneyed crowd of buyers.
In ‘The Paper Salon’ – the new exhibition at aMBUSH Gallery – curator Scott Owen has displayed the works of over 30 local and international artists in a salon hang reminiscent of the celebrated art fairs of yesteryear. The crucial difference is that these multidisciplinary works give savvy collectors or first time art buyers the rare opportunity to purchase affordable art.
This inventive group show has a singular focus on the use of paper – a material that has been around for thousands of years – as a vehicle to explore the memories, dreams, questions and imaginings of these emerging and established artists, who have each been challenged to adapt their usual artistic practices to create their art on paper. Among the mediums on display are drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and collages.
‘The Paper Salon’ is produced by aMBUSH Gallery, with the opening night event on Thursday, 28 March from 6-9pm, with complimentary drinks supplied by Sapporo Beer.
Come and discover the multitude of ways an everyday item has been transformed – the exhibition will be on display for the following three days, open daily and free of charge to the public from Friday 29 March to Sunday 31 March, between 12-4pm.
Alex Karaconji, Alex Wall, Anthony Bartok, Ben Fesselet, Bligh Twyford-Moore, Brad Teodoruk, Cassandra Vollmer, Claudia Carroll, Daniel French-Wollen, Daniel O'Toole, Elsa Isabella, Emma Dillon Hill, Francesca Heinz, Henry Butterworth, Hillary Butterworth (USA), India Mark, Janis Clarke, Lilli Stromland, Milo Hartnoll (UK), Neil Tomkins, Nick Santoro, Nikolas Antoniou (GRE), Ondine Seabrook, Randy Smeros, Robby Bennett, Scott Owen, Seppe De Meyere (BEL), Thomas Thorby-Lister, Thomas Whelan, Tim Baker, Timothy Perkins, and Troy Donaghy.