The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc and Arts Access Victoria have created a gallery onsite at the Foundation providing the opportunity for local artists to display their works in addition to establishing a creative outlook for patients and Foundation staff. The Gallery showcase's new artist works every 6 weeks and 5% of sales are donated to the Foundation.
The Future is Yesterday the Past is Tomorrow
by Paul Henry and Laurence Flegg
8 October - 30 November 2018
Aquamarine; Paul Henry
"Since a very young child I have been fascinated with art...My art is abstract, surreal expressionist. Expressing emotion without words is what my art is all about. It is going beyond the tangible everyday stuff and entering into a mystical parallel universe."
Ship to Shore; Laurence Flegg Sparkle Drip; Laurence Flegg
Laurence has been practising art since 1996 when he started drawing in gel ink. In 2009 he embraced acrylic painting and started to explore abstraction, investigating new ways to apply the paint to the canvas, including scraping and splashing to manipulate it.
Laurence is a Schizophrenic and art has become a coping mechanism that allows him to "clear the cluttter from the upstairs abode so I can get on with living. A value can't be put on art as a therapy for mental illness, it is priceless".
Past Exhibiton highlights
'Sensorial' - Sarah Lumley
30 August - 4 October 2018
Red Tulip, Sarah Lumley 2018
Artist Sarah Lumley and Phil Noack, Creative Producer Arts Access Victoria
Sarah works with pencil and watercolor pencil on paper creating delicate botanical drawings and vivid interior scenes. Not surprisingly, Sarah’s first job was as a botanist with the National Park Services – where she often drew rare plants.
Later in life Sarah took art lessons from leading Australian Botanical Artist, Beverley Ednie, where she was introduced to watercolor pencils. This is Sarah's first time exhibiting her work to the public.
The Skin & Cancer Foundation is proud to collaborate with Arts Access Victoria to exhibit artworks in the Skin Gallery and help artists with disability realise their creative aspirations.
'Following the traill' - gordon traill
8 August - 8 October 2015
Accruing more than 30 years' service with the Australian Defence Force, Melbourne-based digital photographer, Gordon Traill, utilised his practice as a method of both catharsis and re-identification. Exploring life with post-traumatic stress disorder, Traill's work is a duality of past-world chaos and new encounters. A resurgence of youthful self-discovery, Traill captures his affections for daily details in both vibrantly saturated colour, and nostalgic greyscale.
More of Traill's work can be seen at his exhibition at the Shrine of Remembrance in February 2017.
Learn more about Gordon Traill.
Following the Traill
Like jottings in a journal, in this project, photographer Gordon Traill seizes snapshots of life post-war. A medley of themes, the artist's evolving imagery reflects the multi-layers of his years, homes and roles. From budding chef to stationed father, 'Following the Traill' scopes the residual effects of his service in Baghdad, peering into a mind harbouring more than post-traumatic stress disorder.
Applying a utilitarian approach to memories, Traill's detailed images are a re-discovery of the 'small things'. Pausing on relationships, gestures and monuments, 'Following the Traill' is a passage through moments informed by both new beginnings and old loves.