It is a journey of both space and time for the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, which is hosting works by talented artists Cathy Laudenbach and Scott Chaseling.
The illusory rudiments of photography can be used to both represent and misrepresent place, writes Cathy Laudenbach as apart of her most recent exhibition Gundaroo Rooms.
The photography series is a springboard for the residents of Gundaroo, their memories and by extension, their houses.
It is a peak behind the blinds and a step into a familiar place by an unfamiliar person. The hues of colour jump from warm, to stark to unique.
Questions inevitably prop up. Who lives here? What are they like? What memories do they hold dear? Will they be remembered?
The second exhibition by Scott Chaseling explores space via a different medium. Space for Chaseling is accentuated via it lack or abundance of the physical space in his sculptures.
Betwixt: sculptures and becomingness is glass and mirror transcending beyond what we believe to be ‘real’. Adrift, the exhibitions main installation, shows a maritime buoy resurrecting the discovery, beauty and the fear the beach might possess – similar to a wave travelling to a shore.
Chaseling recently won the Hindmarsh Prize in Canberra, which is a world-class contemporary glass prize.
Curator and exhibitions officer Andre de Borde said the opening of the two exhibitions was a “wonderful success”.
“Populated by a mixture of councillors, staff, artist’s, friends of the gallery and the Goulburn public, we were thrilled to launch such an important show for the gallery,” he said.
“Goulburn had not shown glass work for some time and hence it was very satisfying to show Scott Chaseling’s work as a local artist.”
Gallery Director Gina Mobayed opened the event and spoke warmly of both artists and the quality and dedication of work.
The exhibition will be open to the public until November 11.