"FRESHMAN MIXER" A PHOTOGRAPHIC, ILLUSTRATION AND MIXED MEDIA EXHIBITION BY VARIOUS EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS

OPENING RECEPTION
FRIDAY 6 MAY 2011 6-9 PM


EXHIBITION RUNS TILL 19 MAY

Freshman Mixer celebrates a mish mash of locally based emerging and established talent. There are 12 distinctly different voices with a uniquely vibrant energy running through all of their works.

A yearlong interaction with a pair of ravens inspired DEBBIE ANN to create her elaborate and contemplative series of postcard paintings, reminiscent of Olly and Suzi.

SHIRLEEN CHIN has a penchant for exploring her immediate surroundings with her trusty Holga and injects as much of her personality into her photographs as 4x6 inches can fit.

L.A. born and Melbourne based, photographer MICHELLE FELIX organized this exhibition because she was tired of not showing her work. She has plans to take more photographs and show them one day to more people.

BETH GODFREY’s profound works are the result of her combined strengths in printmaking and drawing. Her pastels on lino convey sentimentality and nostalgia, and the way simple objects can hold meaning and memory.

Published in German Rolling Stone and quoted in NME with paintings and prints hung in people's lounge rooms all over the world, CALLUM McFARLANE paints acrylic on canvas.

Local photographer OLIVIA McDONALD humbly captures the majestic expanse of landscapes in her black and white portraits.

Idiosyncrasies and peculiarities are a central theme in the work of THEPEATREECOLLECTIVE (a.k.a. Tirelle Peter). Contrasting surfaces and textures bridge together unrelated materials, and push the view that the object is outside of its normal function.

After studying printmaking and being chained to a desk for years, ELIZABETH REED dug a hole to freedom through a studio, now making pizza by day and art by night. Her intricate, delicate illustrations hint at layers of hidden symbols and personal meanings.

With a background in visual arts and alternative healing practices, BEENA RUGNATHJI uses bold colours to explore the impact of inner and outer worlds, and concepts that challenge her spirituality.

Influenced by artists like Jeffery Smart and Rick Amor, ADAM SIDDAWAY’s realist oil paintings focus on the interaction between street art/graffiti and the urban environment. Very still with no human presence, but all the marks of humanity are there.

Up and coming photographer NADIA SPOSITO is debuting her versatile range of work. Using both digital and film photography, she creates detailed and engaging images, incorporating materials and elements she finds around her.

Freshman Mixer is proudly sponsored by Mountain Goat brewery and Harvest Wine & Liquor.