Kalamunda Modern to host work by acclaimed artists


Kalamunda painter Godfrey Blow with curator Roma Babuniak and Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes at the exhibition opening.
Kalamunda painter Godfrey Blow with curator Roma Babuniak and Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes at the exhibition opening.

NEW work by internationally-acclaimed painter Godfrey Blow and glass artist Marc Leib are currently on display at Kalamunda Modern fine art gallery.

The artists explore the ‘metamorphic connections and enigmas of subjects and materials’ in the exhibition opened on Sunday by Department of Culture and the Arts Director General Duncan Ord.

Myths and magical landscapes inspire the works of Blow, a British-born painter who lives in Kalamunda and whose paintings figuratively express the spirits of places.

Clarity in the design of glassware belie the complexity of the creative process adopted by Leib, the 2017 winner of the Tom Malone prize awarded by the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes attended the opening and said to have an art gallery of the calibre of Kalamunda Modern was a cultural drawcard to the area.

Curator Roma Babuniak chose Kalamunda as a suitable setting from which to represent artists from around the world after leaving her home in Munich, where she established her reputation in art.

The purpose-built gallery designed by architect Roman Antoniuk opened in May last year, with exhibitions on display from 11am to 5pm, Wednesday to Saturday.

Visitors are invited to join the artists in conversation on Saturday, July 22.

To register, email info@kalamundamodern.com.

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