Imagined Boundaries – Rob Allen & Adrian Ashman
October 22 @ 8:00 am - December 6 @ 5:00 pmFree
Humans characteristically set boundaries around their physical, social, and conceptual environments. In this exhibition, we question the need for those artificial divisions. We chose an area of 50 kms around Stanthorpe as our playground. This rough circle crosses state and local government areas and allowed us to harvest images from the abundance of wild and settled environments.
Significantly, there are also artificial partitions around media and genre in the visual Arts. Imagined boundaries casts aside those divisions and establishes an equal partnership of brush and electronic sensor in a celebration of mutual purpose and shared contribution. This partnership creates some challenges, as it is not as straightforward as presenting a single-medium collection of works. Our challenge is to be faithful to the natures of the two media, recognising their characteristics, and ensuring that the contributions inspired by each location make a coherent statement about a locality or tell a plausible story.