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August 9 2007

Swan Song a new beginning

Art works by Brigid Noone (left) and Annika Evans (right)There is an abundance of white in an exhibition currently on show at the South Australian School of Art’s Liverpool Street Gallery.

But it is the cyclical notion of constant renewal that dominates Swan Song, a collection of works by painter Brigid Noone and sculptor Annika Evans.

Swan Song can often mean the end, the end can also be a new beginning, and for us in making a new body of work there is a cyclical notion that connects to the notion of swan song,” Noone says.

“There is so much build up and investment in every body of new work and new exhibition.”

Noone and Evans, UniSA graduates currently undertaking research projects at the University, have exhibited widely in Australia. They have collaborated to create Swan Song for the 10th SALA Festival.

While the installation of work in the Liverpool St Gallery emphasises the relationship between sculpture and painting, Noone says another important relationship between the objects and paintings is the “softness in places where colours overlap for instance white plaited sheets touch red pigment on the floor”.

“There is a lot of white in the exhibition and one of the themes is the deafness of white – the absence of sound,” she says.

“One of the paintings in the exhibition refers to the myth Leda and the Swan. And another connection to swan song is that desire, death and whiteness are strong themes in Annika’s work”.

What Swan Song, exhibition of sculpture and painting by Brigid Noone and Annika Evans
When Opening 6.30pm August 9 2007
Hours 11am – 6.30pm, August 10, 13, 14
            10am – 6pm, August 11, 12
Where Liverpool Street Gallery, South Australian School of Art, Liverpool Street, Adelaide

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