Suburban Altars exhibited at Manning Community Centre

News Update 5 August 2019
Public Art

A new exhibition titled Suburban Altars by Vincent Elliott has opened at Manning Community Centre and will be on display to the community until 22 November 2019.

Suburban Altars explores themes of tradition, remembrance, reverence and environment. In the traditional sense altars are places of offering, sacrifice, remembering and signifying special places in the environment. The artist has delved into this theme looking to interpret broader meanings from everyday moments and actions like coming home, working, play, relaxing and sleeping and how these activities connect with our ancient and modern self. The interpretations have resulted in a fusion of historical and contemporary aesthetics.

The altar-like compositions are constructed and influenced by familiar household objects such as buttons, and bottle caps, which are representations of thoughts and memory. Photographic Imagery of South Perth (past and present), waste products and collected mementos have been fractured and suspended in space, signifying and memorializing time, place and experience. The ways we experience both natural and artificial light has also influenced the work. It is hoped that works will create meditative, reflective and contemplative interactions experienced by the viewer.

Born in 1979, Vincent Elliott lives and works in Perth Western Australia, and is an established Arts practitioner and educator, and a multi-disciplinary artist creating works in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, fashion, graphic and industrial design. See more of Vincent’s work, or contact him about purchasing a Suburban Altar via Artists’ Page Vincent Elliott WA on Facebook.

Suburban Altars by Vincent Elliott  is on display at the Manning Community Centre exhibition boxes from 5 August - 22 November 2019.

Manning Community Centre, 2 Conochie Cres, Manning

Vincent Elliot Manning exhibition boxes

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