“Curtain Call relates to my immersion into the world of theatre, particularly that of the Absurdist movement. In this confined and constructed space we are allowed to focus on the drama of the human condition that is illuminated by un-natural light and given force by plot and characterisation. The genre of Absurdist Theatre has an open language that is able to utilise symbolism, metaphor, satire and conventional narrative in any combination, lending the imagery of the dramatic form a richness and diversity. Meaning is often cloaked in its complexity”
Surrounded by beautiful gardens and lawns and offering panoramic views of the Tweed River, the Tweed Regional Gallery is the perfect place to visit to view first-rate exhibitions. Andrew Antoniou’s current exhibition Curtain Call is open for viewing until Sunday 7 October 2018 at The Anthony Gallery. For further details and a location map please visit the Tweed Regional Gallery website: http://artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au/Exhibitions/Current
“Within the work there are a series of recurring themes that are given differing contexts and spaces of a theatrical nature within which to exist. These themes are often around the concepts of time, mortality, love, ritual, conflict, and notions of magic and transformation. I see and express these concepts through figuration (cast), spacial composition (stage set) and narrative flow (script). I work with the idea of a ‘cast of characters’ and develop their roles in successive pieces to enable the viewer to see the possibilities of this approach in the telling of a story.” – Andrew Antoniou, September 2017
In further news, Andrew Antoniou has been announced as a finalist in the Hutchins Art Prize with his stunning charcoal drawing Free Falling (pictured above). Congratulations Andrew! To read more and see a selection of fabulous artworks by this unique, diverse and masterfully skilled artist, please visit his profile page at the Australian Galleries website: Andrew Antoniou.
Pictured at top of page: Let’s Dance 2016, charcoal on paper, 100 × 124 cm. Currently exhibited at Tweed Regional Gallery