Sunday, April 30, 2006

Gallery Circuit Weekend
Backwater by Matthew Hunt - Holmes a Court Gallery
Chernobyl, 20 Lives at Arthouse Gallery
WA Press Photograher's Award-Alexander Library

Newspaper Articles
'Image Fatigue' by Sebastin Smee. The Weekend Australian.
'Art in a Backwater' by Ric Spensor. The West Australian Weekend Extra.

The weekend. Time for coffee, newspapers and galleries. (Not the news of course but the reviews of art, photography and movies plus all the latest on sport in particular rugby union).

Matthew's Hunts latest exhibition is part of the Holmes a Court collection's new program of biennial exhibitions in support of Western Australian artists. His medium video, photography and installation explores the themes of history, memory, myth and psychology. 'Art in the Backwater' in The West Australian Weekend Extra discusses this latest exhibition (April 29 2006).

The West Australian Press Photographer's Award is collection of photographic images from the media in Western Australia taken at a diverse range of events throughout the state. 'Image Fatigue' by Sebastin Smee in the Review in The Weekend Australian agues 'In a culture saturated with visual images and increasingly cynical about their manipulation, photography is losing its status of as an artform'. He discusses the art form of photojournalism and its relation to realism.

Chernobyl - 20 Lives is a photographic exhibition that documents the lives of 20 people in the Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Lativa after the Chernobyl disaster and the impact the disaster has had on their lives.


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