I am pleased to be invited to present some new works in this group show opening 12th May. All welcome.
Central Goldfields Art Gallery (regional gallery for the Central Goldfields, Victoria.) presents Under the Sky. Seven artists focus on our flora, fauna and landscape.
Exhibition opens 2pm, Saturday 12th May, 2018.
Officially opened by Karen Douglas, administrator, Central Goldfields Shire.
Exhibition dates: 12th May until 17th June 2018.
Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Old Fire Station.
Neill Street Maryborough.
T: 03 5460 4588.
Gallery hours Thursday to Sunday 10am - 4pm.
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This Sunday 17th December 3-8pm
Including works by Rosie Ross, Kirsty Williams, Tiffany Makinson, Bill Sampson and Penny Peckham.
Limited edition artist wine labels will be available.
Taradale Wine & Produce
120 High Street
From the landscape in which we live
RECEPTION 2pm Saturday August 5, 2017.
5 August to 10 September 2017
Craig Barrett, Betsy Forster, David Frazer, Tiffany Titshall
Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Old Fire Station
Neill Street, Maryborough.
Ph: 03 5460 4588
Gallery Hours: Thursday to Sunday 10.00 - 4.00pm
‘Victoria is my familiar landscape, although landscapes do not begin or end. Whether garden, field or forest, all are cultivated by someone…or by something. I dream of this landscape where once I dreamed of cities. Trees are a work of architecture or symbolism in themselves - shifting and shaping to respond to stimulation, limbs covered with scars, bursting with new generation, or standing skeletal in a field.’
You are invited to the opening of Peep Show
Charcoal drawing by Tiffany Titshall
7-9pm Friday 24th March 2017
Shelf Life Gallery, Taradale
A selection of drawings from The Mouth of the Beast, an exhibition held in Melbourne in 2016.
An evening of art, wine, music & pizza at Shelf Life Gallery
Friday 24th March 7-9pm
Exhibition runs March 24th - April 30th.
Taradale Wine & Produce
120 High Street, Taradale, Victoria. (off Calder HWY)
Gallery curator Kate Osborne firstname.lastname@example.org
‘They remind me of many things, of ancient cave paintings I saw deep under the ground in Spanish caves, of beautiful illustrations in old books about hunters and their prey, of mythical creatures tearing at the innocent flesh of young girls and they make me think of the animalistic, primal side of me and others I've met.’
There is so much life and lust and passion and beauty conveyed through these images of wild beasts copulating. I think anyone looking at them must be confronted with their own raw desires and sexuality. I don't refer to those with an interest in bestiality but to the animal within all of us which though shackled by societies expectations attempts to free itself when given the opportunity.' - Elizabeth Johnstone, psychology student.
Tiffany Titshall exhibits at Central Goldfields Gallery & Space39 in Melbourne.
Shelf Life Gallery was established in 2009 and is located in the Taradale Wine and Produce Store in the picturesque town of Taradale, Central Victoria. Exhibitions are curated by Kate Osborne, reflecting the rich and vibrant cultural life of the area and showcasing the work of mainly local artists.
Exhibition openings are lively and friendly affairs, with local wine and wood fired pizzas provided by Mick Barrington and Marg Barry and music by local musician Adam Phillips.
There are six solo exhibitions per year, culminating in the Christmas Group Show. Limited edition wines are labelled with an image of each artist, creating ideal Christmas gifts for friends and family.
Artists are invited to contact Kate Osborne on email@example.com if they are interested in exhibiting at Shelf Life Gallery.
“At the basis of the whole modern view of the world lies the illusion that the so-called laws of nature are the explanations of natural phenomena. So people stop short at natural laws as at something unassailable, as did the ancients at God and Fate… We make to ourselves pictures of facts.”
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
The act of making a picture has always been an act of transgression, pouring a thought once private into the public realm. But what is transgression? What is the point at which ‘going beyond’ becomes the pornographic, the voyeuristic, the iconoclastic? Do these terms have any currency now?
These images and sculptures are raw. They hide nothing. We are watching, and we are being watched. Open mouths, open vessels, dark and tempting. The emptiness and its accompanying silence allows us to release deeper, carnal responses. We seek our native tongue in the mouth of the beast.
We see a girl. Is she fleeing? Dancing? Masked? Disfigured? Is she, indeed, human?
Is she the object of a male desire, or the creation?
A man kneels on the ground, around his neck a human skull on a chain. Is he a shaman or a captive?
Is he invoking a spirit or awaiting his fate?
And the beasts. Uninterested in our gaze, devoid of care beyond the moment of copulation, we see the act in its violence and beauty. Death is a possibility, it is never far from the frame.
We are the watchers, the almost-casual onlookers. But these works solicit the deviant thought, the stolen glance. We dress our thoughts in the cloth of reason and natural law but inwardly desire them to be ripped away; to see the displays of muscle and sinew for what they are - lust in action.
Lust in action. The peasant, the tribespeople, the countryman live in the immediate world of husbandry, the day-to-day business of mating stock and breeding. Their taboos, their superstitions are not ours. Their invocations implore the rising of the seed, the the transfer of semen, the successful coupling. They know the act in its entirety, the spider devouring its partner, the intricate, brutal, bursting bee endophallus, the tupping sheep, the roving bitch in heat, the rampant bull.
In these works seduction and courtship take second place to violent displays of power and dark incantations to the unseen. It is a serenade to sexuality.
“Whereas we believe lightning to be released as a result of the collision of clouds, they believe that the clouds collide so as to release lightning: for as they attribute all to deity, they are led to believe not that things have a meaning insofar as they occur, but rather that they occur because they must have a meaning.”
- Seneca on the Etruscan system of belief
- Caleb Cluff
Saturday, 4th June, 2pm until 4pm
Please join us for opening drinks at The Mouth of the Beast, an exhibition of bronze sculptures and charcoal drawings by Joelle Mayberry and Tiffany Titshall.
Space 39, level 2, 39 Little Collins Street, Melbourne.
“These images and sculptures are raw. They hide nothing. We are watching, and we are being watched. Open mouths, open vessels, dark and tempting. The emptiness and its accompanying silence allows us to release deeper, carnal responses. We seek our native tongue in the mouth of the beast.” - Caleb Cluff
Exhibition runs 2nd - 15th June 2016. Gallery open daily 11am until 6pm.
For more information or a catalogue preview email firstname.lastname@example.org
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In the studio and other places
Tiffany Titshall works in charcoal on paper from her studio in central Victoria. From landscapes and follies to darker, more overt images of animals and devils, her work always simmers with hints of her inner world.