Emma Hack’s Exhibition celebrates the work of South Australian Artists, and this year the theme is “Identity”.
The exhibition is in the Festival Theatre Foyer, and officially opens Thursday 11th February at 6pm.
It can be viewed any day from 9 until 5 and when events are on at the theatre, and runs until March 13th.
A winner will be selected by a panel of judges , and there is also a people’s choice award – voting can be done on line here and works can be purchased online here. A list of finalists can be found here
In my video work, the viewer can “participate” in the drawing transformation of one family member to the next. The unique qualities of digital drawing enable the drawing process to be replayed and preserved.
Our DNA determines in part our unique and at the same time composite identity. This animated series of portrait drawings explores that fascination we have with family likeness.
To see the movie, visit the exhibition at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, Feb 11th until March 13th!
“Living the Life – in North Adelaide” – Mural design with imposed palette (iPad finger drawings collaged)
I’ve been lucky enough to be one of five artists to have my mural design selected to be part of a mural painting competition on Friday 27th November.
We have one day only to paint our work on a 10 metre stretch of fence on O’Connell street, North Adelaide.
I’ve never made a mural before and I’m really excited about the opportunity to fill such a large space with my work.
The criteria were quite strict – we could only use the nine colours supplied, so I reworked some of my previous iPad drawings and made a few more using the specified colours, then smashed them all together to come up with the above design – all made on an iPad. I hope the design reflects the diverse people who live, work, study and visit our beautiful North Adelaide, surrounded by park and very “Adelaide” structures such as St Peters Cathedral and the Adelaide Oval – with Mt Lofty in the background!
It will be a very long and tiring day but we will be helped along by entertainment, food and wine from 4-8pm. People will be asked to vote on site and online – come along and say hello if you’re in Adelaide, and vote for your favourite.
My small SALA exhibition opens at Jorells Face Hair Body, City Cross, Adelaide tomorrow. There are a number of patched and slashed digital drawings in light boxes, and four paintings. I’ve also made a very large light box using the salon’s advertising window and transforming it with an extra large print of one of my iPad drawing “mash-ups”.
It’s fun, and my own little plug for observational drawing and the primacy of “seeing”.
Drinks with the Artist are from 5-7, and the exhibition runs for a month.
They allow vision, and the passage of light – great things for a painter.
My latest work indulges my love of windows, and continues to play with the possibilities of iPad drawing. I’ve also drawn on the work of the very many artists who have harnessed the narrative potential of figures and interiors. The story in these paintings and collaged digital drawings belongs to you, the viewer.
Vista is a group exhibition opening in two weeks time at Hill Smith Gallery, 113 Pirie street, Adelaide. My work will be shown along with beautiful paintings and sculptures by Melinda Brodde, Jessica Mara and Astra Parker.
The exhibition runs from May 16th until June 13th. I hope you can come along!
“Five windows with show lights”, 2015 Oil on marine ply 100cm x 80cm
“Gleam” finishes this Saturday, 22nd November at 5pm. It is my current exhibition of drawings and paintings at Hill Smith Gallery, 113 Pirie Street, Adelaide. The gallery is open from 10-5, Tuesday until Friday, and 2-5 on Saturday. My work is upstairs on level 1, and on the ground floor is a beautiful exhibition by Thom Buchanan. I won’t be exhibiting for a while, so if you can get along to see it I’d be really happy!
To see images of the paintings click here. The drawings have been shown in light boxes, and I haven’t posted images of them. If you manage to go along, I’d love to know what you thought.
I’m busy finishing off the last few paintings for “Gleam”, my solo exhibition opening in the First floor space at Hill Smith Gallery, Pirie St, Adelaide on November 1st, and running until 22nd November.
Gleamscape 2014 Oil on plywood 76cm x 59cm
Gleam is a collection of works about just that – the gleam of reflections on water, the gleam of the last or first rays of the sun… and the gleam of the back-lit screen of a digital tablet. Every one of these drawings and paintings has its origin in an observational drawing made “en plein air” on my iPad. Some works are the actual drawings presented on light boxes, backlit just as they are on the iPad. Some are paintings of the original drawings – re interpreted in oil on board. Others are paintings of my finger marks on the iPad – close-ups of cropped digital drawings where slippage begins to occur between “represented” and “representing”. My work is an apologia for the primacy of seeing – the intricate and very human process of perceiving an image of our outside world via the retina and a complex cognitive transformation. It is also a celebration of the effect new technology has, and has always had, on the practice of Artists. I am influenced by many other Artists – notably David Hockney, Richard Diebenkorn, Pierre Bonnard, Èdouard Vuillard and the whole Nabi group, and the wonderful group of “9 by 5” cigar box works at the Art Gallery of South Australia, along with their evocative frames. Which brings me to frames – you will see that the “frames” of these paintings are an integral part of the work. They are inspired by the way drawings appear on an iPad and encouraged by my dilemma with frames, framing and the effect of photography on the way we think we see the world.