Please join us to celebrate the launch of a solo exhibition by Graeme Endean
Saturday 09 August
from 2 PM – 4 PM
Location: ArtSHINE GALLERY
3 BLACKFRIARS STREET
CHIPENDALE NSW 2008
Artist’s Long Lunch with Graeme Endean
Please RSVP now:
$69 per person
(limited to only 20 seats)
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A three course Long Lunch
(with a complimentary drink)
* Vegetarian options available
The Artist Long Lunch events hosted by Vinh Van Lam and Stuart Horrex, and the ArtSHINE Gallery housed at CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator in the City of Sydney’s Chippendale Creative Precinct.
Members and friends of the ArtSHINE Gallery are invited to join artist Graeme Endean as we enjoy ‘Textura Urbanus” a three course long lunch with the artist.
This Long Lunch is a supplementary event to celebrate Graeme’s solo exhibition ‘Textura Urbanus’ launching at the ArtSHINE Gallery housed at CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator in the City of Sydney’s Chippendale Creative Precinct on Saturday 09 September 2017.
Graeme’s solo exhibition “Textura Urbanus” will run from 06 September till 27 September 2017.
Catering and produce peri-urban food revolution by Rich & Gray’s Finefood and Family. Graeme will share his recollections and inspirations with you as we relax, dine together, enjoy his works, and hear first hand about Graeme’s art practice and passion for weaving.
Old G (High Warp Tapestry – 2008)
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
“Textura Urbanus” is an exhibition showing highwarp tapestries inspired by the urban environment of Sydney city and the inner west. Street art “wild style” has inspired a series of bright colours, subtle shades, bold shapes conceptualised and expressed in the woven form. Found objects, retrieved and repurposed, create an evocative image. A substainable resource collected and manipulated into woven and sculptural forms create a cohesive and pertinent exhibition.
The bangalow palm is one of many endemic species used by the traditional owners for many purposes from water coolaman, baby beds, leeching bags nets and storage containers used to hold grains and yams,then kept in store sylos. South Coast NSW Weaving was known to be the finest and the methods travelled all the way to the Northern territory, recently re-emerging into main stream culture on the South Coast. Many of the traditionally managed agriculture and aquaculture systems which maintained the sedge, reed, fish and eels stocks have been destroyed through ignorance and mismanagement.
Growing up surrended by bushland in then new suburb of North Epping, with a creek running through our backyard, hours were spent exploring, observing and being immersed in nature.
At an early age (7-8) I was earning pocket money helping neighbours with their gardening, using traditional methods which today would be touted as organic. This was the time before the use of chemicals in gardening. I planted my first vegie patch when I was 16. Trips to Sunny Corner near Lithgow where we would look at aboriginal rock carvings and picnic by a creek picking blackberries for Nanna’s pies and jam was an inspiring childhood memory.
Moving to Darlinghurst, hanging out at artist’s squats, wearing second-hand clothes, shaving and dying of hair, music, bands, the Punk-Ska-New wave urban culture of the late 70s, early 80’s was my early 20s. Starting as a dishwater in pubs, I worked as a cook and chef from Groote Eylandt to Kings Cross, from the Barossa Valley to New Caledonia. The early 80s was when I was introduced to permaculture where the early seeds for regional seasonal sustainable cuisine were germinated, which has been a passion for almost 4 decades. Whether living in the country or the city, growing my own food, processing scraps and dog waste, supporting local growers markets, sustainability is a primary motivation.
I have tapestries in collections in Sweden, Germany, France, America, Australia.