19 Feb, 2018

Adelaide Fringe comes to the City Library

The Adelaide City Library is hosting four exhibitions from six artists throughout the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

The exhibition will feature an eclectic group of local and international artists, exploring themes of human nature through painting, illustration and sculpture.

City of Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese will officially open the exhibition on Friday 23 February.

“The City of Adelaide is working to develop Adelaide as a premier international arts market, and exhibiting during the Adelaide Fringe exposes artists to large audiences.

“The City Library has been designed not just as a place to borrow books, but also incorporates an outdoor reading room, history hub, spaces for learning new skills and trying out cutting edge technology, as well as being a space for artists and makers in residence to show their work.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who hasn’t visited the city library to do so, while also being a great opportunity for the artists in the exhibition to find new audiences.”

Artworks will be available to purchase. Prospective buyers should contact the artists direct. Contact details will be available at the City Library throughout the exhibition.

The exhibition will run until 22 March.

Details of the artists and their exhibitions are below.

Chris Webb
Deep Creek

Chris Webb’s artworks are based around time spent immersed in the scrubland of Deep Creek, and are made only with natural pigments found at the site — ochres from earth and rock, grass tree sap, fungus grown in the moist soil and charcoal from forest fires are applied to the canvas, transferring with it fragments of the elements that comprise the unique character of this place. These works are therefore a collaborative method between the landscape and the artist.

In 2014 Webb was accepted into Adelaide College of the Arts. He enrolled full time in a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) at Flinders University, which was completed in 2016. In addition, Webb has recently completed an Honours degree in Art, Architecture and Design at University of South Australia.

Michelle Eoncheff & Josh Juett

Dispositioned is an exhibition of self-reflection, creativity and a celebration of human experience – an experience not always definable or easily explained with words. The artists seek to inspire and question viewers through their artistic methods of self-discovery.

Michelle Eoncheff is a local Adelaide artist who creates otherworldly illustrations through watercolour and acrylic paints, as well as mixed-media approaches. Her artwork combines a playful mix of human interactions, cosmogony and nature through a surreal lens.

Josh Juett is an emerging Adelaide artist who brings to life a variety of eccentric creatures and characters who embody qualities of his personality and demeanour. His work is mainly concerned with themes of self-discovery.

Ronnie Ogwang & Charles Wasswa
The African Marangi

“The African Marangi” – translated as “African Colours” – is a collection depicting the stories, way of life, people and environment of Africa, expressed in bright and bold colours. These works are representative of the artists’ appreciation for the female figure, acknowledging the important role that women play in society. To explore this collection is to live and enjoy life as it is in Africa.

Wasswa Charles Rugumayo is an interior designer, sculptor and painter from Uganda, with a Bachelor Degree in Industrial and Fine Arts. His signature work is based around heavily layered pallet knife effects, along with vibrant colours. His work explores the dichotomy between creativity and serendipity.

Ronnie Ogwang is a visual artist from Uganda, with a BA (Hons) in Industrial Fine Arts and Design. Ogwang’s imaginative paintings are derived from his everyday experience. He takes inspiration from nature and the role of women in society.

Kylie Nichols

As an artist living and working in Adelaide, Kylie Nichols’ work is inspired by everyday objects. Her current body of work explores the fragility of our planet and the human condition. It also celebrates the everyday world and its relationship with nature; the everyday that we take for granted, captured for future generations.

Kylie Nichols is a multi-disciplinary South Australian Visual Artist, and a recent graduate from the Adelaide College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design.

Known for her sculptural forms and use of resin, pigment and plaster, Nichols’ works reference and intertwine science, the human condition and our interaction with nature.

Main Image: Different But One by Ronnie Ogwang

For more information

Paula Stevens