New exhibition brings the audience inside the creative process

Posted Friday 30 April, 10:41am

A new exhibition opening at Ararat Gallery TAMA brings together the works of 15 Australian artists with a visual story of the hands-on process that led to each creation.

Developed by the Australian Design Centre, Obsessed: Compelled to make, ADC On Tour presents a two-channel art and video piece that juxtaposes the completed physical artwork with an intimate exploration on film which reveals the process behind each work.

Touring throughout Australia, the exhibition opens at Ararat Gallery TAMA on Saturday 1 May.

Ararat Rural City Council CEO Dr Tim Harrison said the exhibition was a great opportunity for people to learn more about the struggle behind the creativity.

“People have unique and different interpretations of art they see in front of them,” Dr Harrison said.

“While this is often what makes an artwork thought provoking, many people also wonder about the actual story the artist intended for their artwork to convey.

“The most interesting aspect of this exhibition is that it uncovers what drives each of these artists, exploring their motivation, frustration, persistence and talent to create something new.”

Audiences can expect an exhibit that features the work of 15 talented artists across a range of mediums, including textiles, ceramics, furniture, metalwork, glass blow

A new exhibition opening at Ararat Gallery TAMA brings together the works of 15 Australian artists with a visual story of the hands-on process that led to each creation.

Developed by the Australian Design Centre, Obsessed: Compelled to make, ADC On Tour presents a two-channel art and video piece that juxtaposes the completed physical artwork with an intimate exploration on film which reveals the process behind each work.

Touring throughout Australia, the exhibition opens at Ararat Gallery TAMA on Saturday 1 May.

Ararat Rural City Council CEO Dr Tim Harrison said the exhibition was a great opportunity for people to learn more about the struggle behind the creativity.

“People have unique and different interpretations of art they see in front of them,” Dr Harrison said.

“While this is often what makes an artwork thought-provoking, many people also wonder about the actual story the artist intended for their artwork to convey.

“The most interesting aspect of this exhibition is that it uncovers what drives each of these artists, exploring their motivation, frustration, persistence and talent to create something new.”

Audiences can expect an exhibit that features the work of 15 talented artists across a range of mediums, including textiles, ceramics, furniture, metalwork, glass blowing and jewellery and woven sculpture.

Mayor Cr Jo Armstrong emphasised the role that creativity can play in education.

“This is a great opportunity for students to take an in-depth exploration of the entire creative process by a number of leading Australian artists,” Cr Armstrong said.

“By taking a behind the scenes look, students can see artwork evolve from concept and occasional failure to inspiration, obsession and ultimate success.

“We’re privileged to have a top-class institution like Ararat Gallery TAMA that supports access to the arts and brings enjoyment to the entire community.”

Obsessed: Compelled to make was developed under a Visions of Australia research grant and is Australian Design Centre’s major national touring exhibition, supported by the Federal Government’s Visions of Australia program. 

The exhibition will be on display at Ararat Gallery TAMA from 1 May until 18 July 2021. Contact Ararat Gallery TAMA on 03 5355 0220 for more information.

ing and jewellery and woven sculpture.

Mayor Cr Jo Armstrong emphasised the role that creativity can play in education.

“This is a great opportunity for students to take an in-depth exploration of the entire creative process by a number of leading Australian artists,” Cr Armstrong said.

“By taking a behind the scenes look, students can see artwork evolve from concept and occasional failure to inspiration, obsession and ultimate success.

“We’re privileged to have a top-class institution like Ararat Gallery TAMA that supports access to the arts and brings enjoyment to the entire community.”

Obsessed: Compelled to make was developed under a Visions of Australia research grant and is Australian Design Centre’s major national touring exhibition, supported by the Federal Government’s Visions of Australia program. 

The exhibition will be on display at Ararat Gallery TAMA from 1 May until 18 July 2021. Contact Ararat Gallery TAMA on 03 5355 0220 for more information.