The Artroom at Vivo, Palm Cove 2021
Six + Six: Mixed Messages is about twelve different
artists and their varied and idiosyncratic responses to the idea
of mixing messages using a diverse range of materials and
The bittersweet, dull roar of this small crowd of artists expresses distinctive ways of thinking, seeing, and doing.
Raewyn Biggs discusses mixing of cultures and a comfortable equilibrium.
Barbara Dover presents us with our proclamation to conserve our natural world while at the same time ruthlessly exploiting it.
Louisa Ennis-Thomas uses AI to create a stream of algorithmic adaptions: a visual response to the ‘mixed messaging’ of her mother’s Alzheimer's.
Andrea Huelin conveys a feeling of knowing with her nostalgic objects.
Ed Koumans combines the unexpected in jewellery that evokes wonder.
Claudine Marzik considers The Restaurant as a place of mixed messages where we meet, greet, eat, communicate, wait, and contemplate.
Michael Marzik tinkers with mixing of form and function in his digital prints.
Julie Poulsen offers an overabundance of visual clues but gives no clear message.
Rose Rigley looks at the complexity of love and psychological intent.
Jennifer Valmadre plays with a mixing of surface and ceramic forms.
Clyde Williams folds complex shapes with colours that come forward and then recede.
Janelle Williams produces romanticised vignettes that evoke a sense of melancholy for a safer time.
Artist Statement - Barbara Dover
The context of the assemblage collage works, relates to the myriad of contradictions and dichotomies about the natural world we hold which, it would seem, we accept without too much concern; we exploit it ruthlessly while at the same time proclaim the need to conserve it.