Charmwood by Todd Anderson-Kunert, Warwick Baker, Linsey Gosper, Michelle Tran
Exhibition dates: 3 – 26 June, 2010
The artists of Charmwood came together through a shared passion for photography and a similar approach to making artwork – we take from our life experiences and recreate these personal moments through staged fictional narratives. To arrive at the theme of Charmwood we held regular show & tell meetings to find a common thread from the work we were already making. We could see a connection in the documentation of our personal relationships, and a strong theme of the Australian domestic emerging. Although, in this sunny, tacky, suburban bliss a darkness, loneliness or underlining threat was apparent. A dead end, a vacant face, darkened woods, broken glass. From this revelation the title Charmwood was coined, which sent us further on our own creative journey… a fictional narrative that inspired this new body of work.
A 45 page, full colour, A5 Charmwood book is available from the Colour Factory and selected retail outlets. It includes an essay by Glenn Sloggett and the full body of work from the series that was not in the exhibition.
You can read Jessica O’Brien’s review of this exhibition in our news section.
Gallery manager and artist, Linsey Gosper writes about the process behind creating the exhibition in our news section.