Buninyong Brewery

“A Private View” & “Elegy Japan” ~ BIFB Fringe

20Aug 2011


Part of the month-long Fringe Programme of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, A Private View brings together three very special exhibitions at the old brewery: The first two, Love at First Sight” and “Skinned” will be shown in the main section of the brewery under the title A Private View. Darron Davies will show digital images in the brewery cottage, in Elergy Japan.

Love at First Sight consists of the highly personal and intimate photographs of Konrad Winkler. Beautiful, sensuous, luscious black and white and small in scale. This series would be difficult to show in most public galleries, and there will be a restricted viewing for this section of the exhibition (over 18 yrs).

Skinned is an installation by Pamela Kleemann in the form of a dinner party setting using photographs of skin in all its many forms printed on some surprising surfaces.

Elegy Japan by Darron Davies is a tribute to Japan following recent traumatic events. The 13 minute DVD installation is a testimony to the beautiful light of Kobe, Japan, and the Japanese people. The extraordinary light reflects off modern buildings and creates hot spots at a busy intersection. We see pedestrians as they move through this space – detailing the extraordinary fashion, style and manner of the contemporary Japanese. The installation explores feelings of fear, mourning, anticipation and resurrection. Kobe is a very modern city as a result of its own trauma – the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995.

None of these works have been seen before, and Skinned is created especially for this exhibition.

Pamela Klemann and Passi Jo dancing at the Brewery

The exhibitions will be open from Thursdays to Sundays, or by appointment (0419 324042), 10am to 5pm from 20 August to 18 September 2011. Entrance is free.

A special celebratory event will be held on Sunday 21 August from 2pm. African singer/dancer Passi Jo will perform and wine and food will be served. (And it’s free!)

Watch this space for more details.

(To right: Konrad Winkler: image from Love at First Sight)

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