|MrPeeDee by Ross Spirou|
"I love to share my art and passion with the world and this exhibition is allowing me to do just that and of course, it is also nice to be part of MidSumma!" Spirou explains. "We enter competitions and hold exhibitions to let the world know that we are here and this is what we do and Exposed is another step taken towards reaching a greater audience. The name of our exhibition is very appropriate as we will be exposing our art and who we are as artists to the community and hopefully beyond."
"New Media and Generative Art has allowed me to combine many different mediums into my work. I have created codes that allow me to use photos I’ve taken as source images and to code my own dynamic digital paint brushes as well as combining many other sources of data including sound and video. It’s confusing but I think the results show how much it has broadened my creative scope and I have been getting a lot of attention online for this new direction. It will be good to bring it into the real world for this exhibition," Edwards says.
|Mr Five by Steve Edwards|
"Artists always face more challenges than most people, with the main one being that we all love to be recognised for the artists that we are and we all love to see our art viewed and respected for what it is," Spirou concludes. "In saying that, I am happy with what I do, happy with my style and more than anything, being an individual in a world full of artists is what I am proud of!"
Venue: The Laird Hotel, 149 Gipps Street, Abbotsford 3067
Season: 16 January - 5 February | standard bar hours
Further Information: Midsumma Festival
NB: Open Day: Saturday 16 January 2016. 3pm - 6pm. (Women welcome, otherwise, men only. 18yo+)