Sounds, Sights and Textures: connecting the Hunter Wetlands to music and fibres.

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Sounds, Sights and Textures:

Connecting the Hunter Wetlands to music and fibres

This exhibition explores the relationship between the natural world, music, visual, fibre and textile art forms. In particular, Sounds, Sights and Textures: connecting the Hunter Wetlands to music, and fibre art  explores the relationships between hearing and observing in a specific site and artists’ creative responses to them.

The natural world has long been a source of inspiration for a diverse range of artists and expressive forms including visual, textile and fibre arts and music. Local musician, singer and community choir co-ordinator, Maureen O’Brien, was inspired by the beauty of the sounds, sights and rhythms of the Hunter’s very own wetlands to compose 6 musical pieces that evoke different aspects of the locale and its inhabitants. Up to 20 artists were invited to select one of Maureen’s musical compositions and respond to it in their preferred art medium/s.

The exhibition will have two iterations. Firstly, Sounds, Sights and Textures of the Wetlands will be mounted from January to February 2024 at Timeless Textiles Gallery, Newcastle, and then will be displayed at the site of inspiration in the Hunter Wetlands at its own Art Gallery later in 2024. At the exhibitions visitors will be able to not only view the art works, but also listen through headphones to the musical compositions that inspired them.  

Riffing on the Nest of the Magpie Goose – Glenese Keavney

Riffing on the Nest of the Magpie Goose – Glenese Keavney

Fleeting – Sylvia Watt

Fleeting – Sylvia Watt

Life Comes Forth – Glenese Keavney

Life Comes Forth – Glenese Keavney

So sang the thrush – Anne Kempton

So sang the thrush – Anne Kempton

Black Swan – Janet Clouston

Black Swan – Janet Clouston

Sunrise Rhapsody – Judy Hooworth

Sunrise Rhapsody – Judy Hooworth

Sunset pool – Stephanie Redfern

Sunset pool – Stephanie Redfern

Dancing on the Wind – Robyn Cuthbertson

Dancing on the Wind – Robyn Cuthbertson

Singing trees – Stephanie Redfern

Singing trees – Stephanie Redfern

Sunset Rhapsody – Judy Hooworth

Sunset Rhapsody – Judy Hooworth

Great Crested Grebe – Abigail Brown

Great Crested Grebe – Abigail Brown

Lullaby Trees  – Anne Kelly

Lullaby Trees – Anne Kelly

Banksia Bird – Anne Kelly

Banksia Bird – Anne Kelly

Chatterbox – Catherine Lee

Chatterbox – Catherine Lee

Little Egret – Abigail Brown

Little Egret – Abigail Brown

Three Tenors – Catherine Lee

Three Tenors – Catherine Lee

Cycles and circles – Lissa de Sailles

Cycles and circles – Lissa de Sailles

Amongst the Trees I – Bronwyn Greive

Amongst the Trees I – Bronwyn Greive

Swamphen Saunter – Caroline  Hawkins

Swamphen Saunter – Caroline Hawkins

Waders in Bloom – Susan Doherty

Waders in Bloom – Susan Doherty

Getting Along – Kerr Grabowski

Getting Along – Kerr Grabowski

Amongst the Trees II – Bronwyn Greive

Amongst the Trees II – Bronwyn Greive

Amongst the Trees III – Bronwyn Greive

Amongst the Trees III – Bronwyn Greive

Amongst the Trees IV – Bronwyn Greive

Amongst the Trees IV – Bronwyn Greive

Ode to the Freckled Duck – Zora Verona

Ode to the Freckled Duck – Zora Verona

Egrets, Misty Morning – Nicola Henley

Egrets, Misty Morning – Nicola Henley

1-2-3 Sky-Shore-Submarine – Sarah Louise Ricketts

1-2-3 Sky-Shore-Submarine – Sarah Louise Ricketts

Egrets, Moon Shadows. – Nicola Henley

Egrets, Moon Shadows. – Nicola Henley

Spring Song – Jette Clover

Spring Song – Jette Clover

Wetlands Waltz – Jan Clark

Wetlands Waltz – Jan Clark

Wetlands Rhapsody – Sharon Peoples

Wetlands Rhapsody – Sharon Peoples

The call of the birds far away – Anne Kempton

The call of the birds far away – Anne Kempton

Heron 2 – Janet Clouston

Heron 2 – Janet Clouston

Hark, hark the lark – Anne Kempton

Hark, hark the lark – Anne Kempton

No sound check needed  – Wilma Simmons

No sound check needed – Wilma Simmons

we see you – Anne Kempton

we see you – Anne Kempton

Cygnet – Janet Clouston

Cygnet – Janet Clouston

Black Bird in the apple tree – Anne Kempton

Black Bird in the apple tree – Anne Kempton

Heron 1 – Janet Clouston

Heron 1 – Janet Clouston

Date

10 Jan 2024 - 11 Feb 2024
Expired!

Time

All Day

Labels

Exhibition
Timeless Textiles Gallery

Location

Timeless Textiles Gallery
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW, Australia
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