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What’s on in 2021 for Sixfold Project?

Six + Six: Mixed Messages showcases the work of twelve different artists and their varied and idiosyncratic responses to the idea of mixing messages using a diverse range of materials and processes. The bittersweet, dull roar of this small crowd of artists expresses distinctive ways of thinking, seeing, and doing.

We, Six + Six, hope you enjoy our mixing of messages.

2021 | What’s on in the arts?

Australian artist, Barbara Dover, Second Nature (2021), sculptural assemblage, found objects

Second Nature, Barbara Dover  (2021) sculptural assemblage, found objects, recycled cardboard

Sixfold Project exhibition, Vivo Palm Cove, Julie Poulsen, text painting

Book learning, Raewyn Biggs (2021) sculptural assemblage, found book, coconut fibre

2021 art exhibition from Sixfold Project: six + six: mixed messages

Melange, Claudine Marzik (2021), acrylic on board

BAD, Julie Poulsen (2021) mixed media

Transparent nostalgia 1, Andrea Huelin (2021), oil on canvas

Tranquility, Clyde Williams (2021) acrylic on canvas Image courtesy the artist

Et tu brute 2, Michael Marzik (2021) digital print on Photorag

A little coercive control, Rose Rigley (2021) mixed media Image courtesy the artist

Same same but different, Jennifer Valmadre (2021) ceramic assemblage

Six + Six: Mixed Messages

LOCATION     The Art Room Vivo, Palm Cove, far north Queensland

DATES     Sept – Nov 2021

BACK STORY 

2020 – 2021 has been a challenging period of isolation and social disruption in many regions.

During this difficult period of covid-19 lock-downs throughout Australia, Sixfold Project doubled its resolved to stay connected and productive. 

Six + Six is the next exciting iteration in a series of artist-run exhibitions delivered to local audiences in far north Queensland during this time of global turmoil. 

Adaptability is key. 

We would usually have a buzzing opening event to celebrate the exhibition and give visitors opportunities to connect with the artists and their work.  Instead, discussions are focused around social media platforms and small informal gatherings in the gallery space. 

Gallery owner, Suzi Sherr – as always – has been a wonderful advocate for our work with a large number of artworks already finding homes to enrich.

Please contact us with any artwork enquiries or to receive the complete exhibition catalogue.

Just a few words to say thank you to Sixfold Project for presenting your latest collaborative exhibition, Six + Six: Mixed Messages, in The Artroom at Vivo Palm Cove.

An exciting indication of what’s possible for your artist group in 2022!

Suzi Sherr

Gallery Manager, VIVO Palm Cove

I’m tired of pressing beuys, Janelle Williams (2021), sculptural assemblage Image courtesy the artist

EXHIBITION STATEMENT  

Six + Six: Mixed Messages is about twelve different artists and their varied and idiosyncratic responses to the idea of mixing messages using a diverse range of materials and processes. The bittersweet, dull roar of this small crowd of artists expresses distinctive ways of thinking, seeing, and doing.

 

THE ARTISTS

Raewyn Biggs discusses mixing of cultures and a comfortable equilibrium.

Barbara Dover presents us with our proclamation to conserve our natural world while at the same time ruthlessly exploiting it.

Louisa Ennis-Thomas uses AI to create a stream of algorithmic adaptions: a visual response to the ‘mixed messaging’ of her mother’s Alzheimer’s.

Andrea Huelin conveys a feeling of knowing with her nostalgic objects.

Ed Koumans combines the unexpected in jewellery that evokes wonder.

Claudine Marzik considers The Restaurant as a place of mixed messages, where we meet, greet, eat, communicate, wait, and contemplate.

Michael Marzik tinkers with mixing of form and function in his digital prints.

Julie Poulsen offers an overabundance of visual clues but gives no clear message.

Rose Rigley looks at the complexity of love and psychological intent.

Jennifer Valmadre plays with a mixing of surface and ceramic forms.

Clyde Williams folds complex shapes with colours that come forward and then recede.

Janelle Williams produces romanticised vignettes that evoke a sense of melancholy for a safer time.

One green fish, Ed Koumans (2021) recycled materials, found objects

Erasure 3, Louisa Ennis-Thomas (2021)  fine art print on canvas Image courtesy the artist

*All artwork photography: Michael Marzik (unless otherwise indicated)

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Sixfold Project artist, Raewyn Biggs, carved sculpture - fishing float

910725, Raewyn Biggs (2020) carved fishing float Image: Michael Marzik