Six + Six: Mixed Messages
Art Exhibition, 2021
Six + Six: Mixed Messages showcases the work of twelve 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 | Art Exhibition | Mixed Messages
Second Nature, Barbara Dover (2021) sculptural assemblage, found objects, recycled cardboard
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
ARTISTS Raewyn Biggs, Barbara Dover, Louisa Ennis-Thomas Andrea Huelin, Ed Koumans, Claudine Marzik, Michael Marzik, Julie Poulsen, Rose Rigely, Jennifer Valmadre, Clyde Williams, Janelle Williams
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!
I’m tired of pressing beuys, Janelle Williams (2021), sculptural assemblage Image courtesy the artist
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.
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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910725, Raewyn Biggs (2020) carved fishing float Image: Michael Marzik