An interesting exhibition at Artroomers Artspace finishes in one week!

Basso Continuo is the title of the latest exhibition at Artroomers Artspace. This exhibition will continue until the end of February during business hours.

Basso Continuo proudly showcases 3 Double Basses handmade by Lachlan Tumeth.

Also on display are some magnificent miniscule specialist hand planes used in the instrument making process that Lachlan practises.

Large posters comprising a montage of photographs show the various procedures, precision and attention to details required to produce these exquisite instruments.  These photographs document the handmade techniques as used in the Italian system of construction and give us a behind-the-scenes look into the life and working environment of a fine stringed instrument maker (luthier).

The following photo shows the difference in scale between the bridge of a double bass and that of a violin!

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until September 28….WOOD and things to do with wood, the love of wood or inspired by wood….

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Between the years 2001 and 2006, Robyn Kinsela was granted a block of time each year as artist-in-residence in the then named Wood Workshop at ANU (Australian National University) in Canberra.

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Working with, and encouraged by educational visionary and Head of School, Dr Rodney Hayward, Robyn facilitated various approaches to the idea of design and drawing as extensions in the processes of thinking and problem solving. Through drawing and photography, new ways of seeing and of thinking “outside the square”, were established.

Robyn documented much student work during these years, offering creative presentation solutions.

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An exhibition of drawings, paintings, prints and photographs created by Robyn during, and since, this period are on display at Artroomers Artspace, many for the first time since her own exhibition, Through the Door,  held in 2006 at the Foyer Gallery, SofA, ANU.

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Included in this show is a spindle backed chair made by fellow artist-in-residence, Howard Archbold.

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Howard would take the first year students each year for 3 weeks, in which time they would entirely from scratch, so to speak, make an unique chair without using any electric tools.

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It was always amazing to see the looks on the students’ faces when they were initially presented with the felled tree from which they would start building.

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Howard proved to be a popular and enthusiastic tutor who is also a regular tutor at the Sturt Summer School in Mittagong.

A beautiful laminated sculptural form created by Honours student Raquel Gabiola is on display

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as is an electromicron image of Australian Red Cedar, taken by the late, highly regarded electro microscopist, Dr Roger Heady

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More images will be posted next week.