IN YOUR DREAMS explores fantastic worlds and imaginary creatures through a range of media including sculpture, diorama, painting, printmaking, collage, artist’s books, video projection, ambient sound and interactive artwork. It engages the senses, creating an environment to spark the imagination of children and the young-at-heart. Many artworks have whimsical or surreal qualities of dreams, fairy tales and fables, and like many folkloric tales, occasionally a dark or cautionary quality. Ideas of cuteness, reality, history, power and belonging are introduced through various formal and symbolic devices. Several artists play with scale drawing the viewer into a miniature world overshadowed by colossal creations, generating awe and wonder. Alternatively the viewer can play therole of the giant, observing the drama and curiosity of a Lilliputian world.
Stephen Bush | Michael Doolan | Daniel Dorall | William Eicholtz |Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison | Dylan Martorell | Steaphan Paton | Kate Rohde | Kate Shaw | Sally Smart | Van Sowerwine & Isobel Knowles | Yandell Walton | Sharon West
Curated by Edwina Bartlem and Victor Griss
Opening: Thursday 8 May, 6 – 8 pm. Please see our website for public program.
Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
9 May – 8 June
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3056
Gallery Open Hours- Wednesday – Saturday, 11 – 5 pm & Sunday 1 – 5 pm
Ph. 03 9389 8622
Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, And Zarafa Kept Walking 2013. Four-colour lithographic offset print on FabrianoArtistico 300gsm traditional white hot-press paper. Printed by Redwood Prints, Edition of 20. 34 x 23 cm. Image courtesy of the artists
Michael Doolan, Cautionary Tales (turquoise) 2011. Ceramic and auto enamel, 32 x 50 x 30cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Karen Woodbury Gallery