Parkes Library will be hosting an exhibition next month that has been ten years in the making.Erratic Symbiosis, Unearthing Past Voices – Sowing Future Visions, on show from 3rd to 16th June, explores the synchronicity, contradiction, intuition, rhythm and tex- tures in relationships, according to curator Sean James Cassidy.
“This collaborative exhibition responds to place as a composition of elements, experi- ences and narratives through studies in vid- eo, sound, soil art and painting. It is a visual and sound-based response to the elements found in nature and relationships. Erratic Symbiosis is an opportunity to reflect on the achievements and struggles of Ub Ubbo’s art-making process,” said Sean.
Ub Ubbo Exchange, marking their ten- year anniversary, is a non-profit community that has been facilitating cultural exchanges, promoting art exhibits and organising projects in Australia and the Philippines.
Ub Ubbo aims to use 100% local materials and involve local artists and craftspeople, and stands for integrity in art, coming from a greater respect for the gifts of our immediate environment.
In creating Erratic Symbiosis the annual crop harvest was the catalyst for studying the land as an intrinsic element for biography and creativity.
The exhibit will include a video installation by Jake Atienza, the launch of a Wiradjuri song by the Parkes Wiradjuri Language Group, Sunfield Records and eL Garahe, soil paintings and works by local artists Scott Turnbull and Scott ‘Sauce’ Towney, and members of the Parkes Painters, Parkes Potters and Craft Corner.
The community is invited to celebrate the achievements made by Parkes Shire artists and their collaborations with regional Filipino artists at the official opening on Saturday, 3rd June at 11am at the Parkes Library.
The celebration will continue at 1pm at the Railway Bowling Club with music and barefoot bowling.