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VALUES

Values

Curated by Edward Bettella
22 October – 13 November 2009

Artists explore their values by depicting what they hold dear to themselves.
Object & Loss by Debbie Adele Cooper

Object & Loss by Debbie Adele Cooper

World recession and plummeting prices poses the question, what is valuable? Using the current crisis as a point of reflection, ‘Values’ aims to explore this question through art by bringing together a group of artists to express values they hold dear to themselves. As well as financial stability, friendships, political ideals, memories, cultural, moral and religious identity are all values that we may hold dear. The expression of values through art will provide the viewer with a chance to contemplate what is valuable to them.
Artists: Siobhan Beaton, Daryl Wells, Simone Wallace, Nishad Karim, Klara Smith, Melanie Blackwell,Debbie Adele Cooper, Adam Hedley, Sarah McHarg, Myra Fricker
Curated by Edward Bettella  edbettella@hotmail.com
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Life Transitions

TheWall@TheGallery

LIFE TRANSITIONS

A group show curated by Sarah Harris
20 October – 13 November 2009

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Day and Night by Maria Gouveli
People go through many changes in the course of their life.  They progress from being a student to work, from being single to married to possibly divorced or widowhood status.  They become parents, lose close ones such as parents.  Later on in life they realise they are just not going to do certain things any more such as going to late night parties, playing tennis or going on long distance travel.  Dreams they may have nurtured are just not going to be realised.
The theme of this exhibition is particularly apt in this time of economic downturn when many people are losing jobs and even homes and having to adapt to straitened circumstances.   Sometimes one is able to prepare for change as with a long engagement or retirement.  More often that not, change happens suddenly and is thrust upon us by means beyond our control. One often thinks one cannot cope but in fact once you reach the opposite shore you find you can.
Artists:  Anna Bialkowska, Rosalind Schogger, Stuart Handley, Loli Cardenoso, Kavita Kumari, Maria Gouveli,  Olarn Chiaravont, Allen Coombs, Pilar Cortes, Jack Chapman

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