The doll redefined

Baby doll image recoloured

Evocative and playful figurative forms

Curated by Annabelle Collett

This group exhibition is curated by South Australian visual arts dynamo Annabelle Collect and features artworks by more than thirty artists who are based in the City of Tea Tree Gully, metropolitan Adelaide, regional South Australia and interstate.

This exhibition explores the doll as a representation of the human figure, a cultural symbol or a curious object with an interesting story or tradition behind it. Over the years artists have turned to the doll as a medium of creative expression and they have often pushed the limits of doll design.

For The Doll Redefined some artists have produced new creepy or cuddly dolls. While others have transformed old dolls or assembled discarded doll components to create unconventional artworks that will inspire, delight or even perplex gallery audiences.

Artists in The Doll Redefined are Angela Bannon, Caitlin Bowe, Catherine Buddle,
Gary Campbell, Olga Cironis, Deb Drake, Melissa Gillespie, Tom Harris, Lynn Elzinga Henry, Karina Eames, Tash Evele, Melissa Gillespie, Leah Grace, Annabel Hume, Russell Leonard, Susie McMahon, Alison Main, Hanna Mancini, Maggie Moy, Samuel Mulcahy, Eija Murch-Lempinen, Helen Petersen, Vesna Petiq, Jenny Ramos, Koruna Schmidt Mumm, Jane Siddall, Jane Skeer, Ewa Skoczynska, Deb Sleeman, Trevor Smith, Niki Sperou, Wendy Springhall, Sarah Tickle, Kerry Youde and Annabelle Collett.

The Doll Redefined will be launched at Gallery 1855 on Sunday 15 April from 2-5pm and will be open to the public from Wednesday 18 April until Saturday 26 May 2018.

Contested Landscapes coming up soon at Gallery 1855

Contested Landscapes: natural and built environments undergoing change. Works by Robert Habel.

Opening 2pm, Sunday 21 September.

Robert Habel, Palmer Landscape 3, 2011, oil on canvas, 140 x 127cm. Image courtesy of the artist.
Robert Habel, Palmer Landscape 3, 2011, oil on canvas, 140 x 127cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

About the artist:

Visual artist Robert Habel has been painting landscapes for over thirty years but not in the traditional sense.

His practice doesn’t acquiesce to the traditions, rules and nostalgic affirmations of the past.

Instead, his landscapes deal with issues of ecological and cultural sustainability.

To Robert, the depiction of land undergoing change or suffering abuse is as relevant in art today as idealistic landscape painting was in the past.

For more information about Robert’s creative practice please visit his website

Come along to Robert’s floor talk on Saturday 25 October from 2pm.

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