Redlands residents will be treated to a thought provoking art exhibition when Material Matters comes to town on Sunday 3 June 2018.
Material Matters, by acclaimed Brisbane-based artist Kay S Lawrence, includes photographic works, sculptures and video.
The artworks feature objects from the natural environment: driftwood, branches and tree trunks juxtaposed with embroidery, knitting and textiles.
Ms Lawrence says she used her art to provoke discussion, thought and community engagement.
“Through Material Matters I want to explore and re-negotiate the relationship between nature and culture. Rather than preach to an audience and tell them how to interpret my work, I invite them to view my art and discover what it means to them.”
Having completed artist residencies in Japan, China, the United States of America, Norway and Iceland, Ms Lawrence is inspired by the natural environment.
“It’s like the two hemispheres of my brain were competing for supremacy – the rational, accounting side versus the creative, artistic side. The artistic side won in the end.”
Material Matters is on at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland from Sunday 3 June until Sunday 15 July 2018.
Exhibition Opening Event:
When: from 6.30pm, Friday 1 June
Where: Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, Cnr Middle and Bloomfield St
Floor Talk and Morning Tea:
10am. Sunday 17 June at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.