Exhibition Opening: Rules of Summer / Black and CUTE

Exhibition Opening: Rules of Summer / Black and CUTE

On 24.02.2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Save to calendar

At  Goldfields Arts Centre
Goldfields, WA, Australia

Cost: Free

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Join us for the opening of two new exhibitions!
Rules of Summer features a set of original paintings from Shaun Tan made for the picture book of the same title.
The exhibition explores the friendship of two young boys as it is challenged by many difficult and irrational situations, each one a metaphor for familiar childhood experiences. The story is little more than a list of mysterious rules, ‘Never step on a snail’, ‘Never leave the back door open overnight’ or ‘Never leave a red sock on the clothesline’. As each rule is broken – not always by accident – surprising consequences ensue and audiences are invited to decide for themselves what is really happening, and why.
The Rules of Summer touring exhibition is a unique collection of rarely seen original works from Shaun Tan, including working drawings and artist’s notes from this dynamic and enchanting series.
Exhibition will run from 25 February to 20 March 2020
(Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, and Saturday 10am to 1pm).
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About the Artist
Shaun Tan grew up in the northern suburbs of Perth, WA and currently works as an artist and author in Melbourne, VIC. He began since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social and historical subjects through dream-like imagery. The Rabbits, The Red Tree, Tales from Outer Suburbia, Rules of Summer and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival have been widely translated and enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, a concept artist for animated films including Pixar’s WALL-E and directed the Academy Award-winning short film The Lost Thing. In 2011 he received the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, honouring his contribution to International children’s literature.
‘Rules of Summer’ is an ART ON THE MOVE touring exhibition.
ART ON THE MOVE is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. The Act-Belong-Commit Engagement Program presented by ART ON THE MOE is funded by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message.
On display in our foyer
Black and CUTE
Black & CUTE’s photography project is a Drug Aware Regional Arts WA funded project aimed at equipping young African girls with photography skills. African girls and women and poorly represented in media and their stories are usually misconstrued. Through this project the girls have gained basic photography skills with local photographer Melissa Drummond that enable them to tell their own stories and represent themselves in the ways they prefer and see fit.
The project is raising awareness on drug use through events and workshops. We hope that our community can come in numbers to this unique exhibition of original photographs that will encourage the community to support and compliment them.
Image: Shaun Tan, Grasslands (full), 2012. Courtesy the artist. 

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