In a quest to create a distinct experience of mischief and charm, Long Beach artists Carmel Cox and Paul Dimmer's upcoming exhibition will transport, delight and disorientate visitors.
Aptly titled The Collector and The Alchemist, this exhibition of quirk and humour will be housed in The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre (the BAS). This gallery is Eurobodalla's first purpose-built exhibition space and adjoins the Moruya Library.
"This is an eclectic collection, hopefully lifting the spirit and providing some light food for the soul," Dimmer said.
Working with a range of materials including timbers, pewter, mild steel, corten steel and stainless steel, Paul Dimmer's works are highly stylised and quirky, resulting in original tactile pieces.
Carmel Cox's work is greatly influenced by the Victorian steam age. Her collection of brass cogs and gears are morphed into something vaguely recognisable, yet surreal, taking on a post-apocalyptic feel.
Visitors will be delighted with the subversive bent apparent in the sculptures and paintings, which have deliberate overtones of industrial grunge and steam punk themes.
The exhibition will officially open on Friday, February 14 at 6pm. The show will continue to run daily from Saturday, February 15 to Sunday, March 8, except Mondays when the BAS is closed.
Hours are 10am to 4pm.
Visitors are also invited to attend the public program at 11am on Saturday, February 15 when both artists will present a floor talk and share insight into their art practice more broadly..
Enquiries can be made by phoning 4474 1061, or visit the website www.thebas.com.au.