Wednesday 11 May - Saturday 28 May 2011
Opening night: Thursday 12 May, 6-8pm
Free and all welcome
Hunter artist Penny Dunstan explores the interface of photography with the artistic disciplines of printing, drawing and installation in this exhibition of new work. We who are many is an installation of reworked hymnbook paper, on which she has produced a multitude of Van Dyke* prints.
Dunstan’s artistic study has been directed by the principles of permaculture. The ‘edge’ is an important principle in permaculture since it is where the most action occurs such as biomass in a natural system or ideas in artistic study. Applying the land management principles from her background in agriculture and viticulture, Penny has explored the productive edges between disciplines.
We who are many is a parable about the place of individuals in a community using impressions of plants and Christian hymn text.
The exhibition will be opened by John Morris, Head Teacher, Newcastle Art School (Hunter TAFE) on Thursday 12th May, from 6pm.
*The technique ‘Van Dyke’ was invented in 1842 by the English astronomer Sir John Herschel, and utilizes the action of light on ferric salts.