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Open Studio This Weekend at Penrith Regional Gallery

Source: Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
Archived 15 Mar 2019 - Posted: 16 Jan 2019
Marian Tubbs, my internet and ocean twin, 2017, pigment print on silk. Courtesy of the artist
Penrith Performing & Visual Arts is delighted to announce that our studios are OPEN for business. Join studio resident artists Miguel Olmo and Marian Tubbs on Saturday 19 Jan for a free viewing in their studios for a chance to see their most recent work, talk about their ideas and learn what they plan to do next.

The Sonia Farley Studios will be open for viewing from 10am – 2pm, with two sessions of sound performances by Miguel Olmo at 11am and 1.30pm.

Miguel Olmo’s works are eclectic and diverse; ranging across sculpture, installation, video, sound, and 2D work with a strong focus on sustainability, using materials such as reclaimed wood and papier-mache. Drawing from his Spanish heritage he explores time, memory and ephemerality through works made up of a series presented as installations. See an exclusive viewing of Miguel’s development of an installation and performance titled ‘Cocoon,’ incorporating elements of spoken-word, soundscape, sculpture and music to be presented as part of the 2019 Sydney Sacred Music Festival.

Marian Tubbs' installations and digital works look critically at where society places value. Natural and ‘artificial’ imagery is captured in fluid and static collage, with abstract narratives of trash the key to the work. Marian plans an ambitious sculptural installation using augmented reality and gaming applications. The new work will playfully take apart the ways standard rendering applications produce chromed or glistening surfaces, presenting how the ‘virtual’ can be anything one desires.

Undertaking a residency at Penrith Regional Gallery gives artists the opportunity to think, create, and story-board their work in a generous, professionally equipped modern studio space with all relevant facilities. Resident artists are also presented with invaluable exposure to Penrith Regional Gallery’s community of multi-disciplinary curators, artists, academics and technicians, as well as access to the Gallery’s permanent collection of Australian modern and contemporary art. Penrith Regional Gallery’s Summer Studio Residency is an initiative committed to supporting the professional development of artists within and beyond our region.

The Open Studio for Miguel Olmo and Marian Tubbs

Saturday 19 January, 2019

10am – 2pm

Penrith Regional Gallery


This article archived 15 Mar 2019

'Hypersea', 2018, Mimosa Echard, Rebecca Jagoe, Anna Solal, Marian Tubbs, Jala Wahid, Young Girl Reading Group
Marian Tubbs, Abstract Sex, 2016, copper and mixed media, Hessel Museum CCS Bard, NY Installation view. Courtesy of the artist
Marian Tubbs, abstract, 2018, sublimation print on custom machine cut aluminium, 100cm x 150cm. Courtesy of the artist
Miguel Olmo, Fear Not, 2017, papier mache, enamel, marine varnish, wire, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist
Miguel Olmo, 1 100, (1-100), 2012, advertising catalogues, enamel paint, cardboard, mdf, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist
Miguel Olmo, lVlonumEt.Al, 2011, papier mache, enamel, wood, 60cm x 60cm x300cm. Courtesy of the artist
Miguel Olmo, Standing on the Bones of Our Ancestors, 2018, reclaimed wood, mdf, paint, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist
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