21 Artists Pair Up In An Experimental New Exhibition, ‘Between Painters


For artist Charlotte Alldis, collaboration is woven into creativeness.

‘It wasn’t a new idea, but it is an essential thought – one particular that I needed to rejoice,’ she suggests of the inspiration driving her experimental art venture, Concerning Painters‘.

In the course of lockdown previous yr, she was residing rurally at an artist residency at Dunmoochin, situated 30km absent from Melbourne. Removed from her locality, emotions of isolation ultimately crept in. But alternatively of succumbing to loneliness, Charlotte observed it as an option for a collaborative job – ‘bringing artists together’.

‘I reached out to artists, some of them are close friends of mine, some of them professional acquaintances, some I have hardly ever satisfied but admire their follow,’ Charlotte points out. ‘The short was that this task is meant to be complicated, a way of finding inspiration and exploring the artists’ apply by disruption and enquiry.’

It turns out she was not the only 1 longing for a neighborhood possibly, as all 21 creatives she contacted reported of course to being concerned.

When Charlotte’s first vision was for the pairs to be picked at random, she resolved to diligently pair the artists herself, guided by similarities in their themes and processes.

‘I prepared out the pairs in what I felt was going to work as very best as I could know, but in the end, it was up to the two artists to collaborate and uncover approaches of connecting and kind their have vibe,’ she says.

The collaborative results from these pairs blends subject matters, stories, and ideas in a prosperous tapestry of color and sort. Charlotte worked with Melbourne-centered artist and designer Sonia Gill on a series of dream-like paintings, although Emma Currie and Kayleigh Heydon’s artworks supply a blend of their distinctive artwork models. But not all of the parts are conveniently distinguishable by an artist’s regular fashion of perform, Charlotte suggests – which is all portion of the exciting of the ensuing exhibition.

‘There were being instances when the artists were being obtaining doing the job alongside one another difficult because of to place, distinct mediums, diverse techniques of speaking which was all component of the project’s intentions,’ Charlotte provides. But the discovering curves and new thoughts is a thing each and every participant can now acquire into their own, solo work. And Charlotte even has intentions for a next iteration of the challenge in the around foreseeable future as well!

‘I hope [the exhibition] leaves the viewers inner thoughts inspired and challenged,’ she states. ‘There is a great deal of intimacy, creativeness, and magic in these will work.’

See ‘Between Painters’ at Backwoods Gallery, Collingwood from June 3 – June 19.

Backwoods Gallery
25 Easey St
Collingwood, VIC


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