View Video interview with Douglas Chambers on YouTube.
Video Production by Don Dowling and Catherine Czerw for BRAG approx 15 mins
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Douglas Chambers 'Unfinished Business ' 2015 Opening pictures by Julian Bowron BRAG Director
Douglas Chambers Survey BRAG 2015
Opening Friday 17 April 2015
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
Douglas Chambers Survey Exhibition : Opening speech Douglas Sheerer
Co-Director Galerie Dusseldorf
IMAGINE . . . . . UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Imagine an immense immersive mirror, capable of capturing nature's full reflection.
Imagine a resident keeper directing and tending to this constant procession of life's mortal creatures, waiting to be part of the mirror's collection.
Imagine this collection as images cueing and then waiting within the mirror's spatial vapour.
blossoms and leaves wafting through this space
and imagine tree branches reaching out eager to be part of the ongoing story being constructed within.
Imagine the rich amalgam of colour, texture and form provided by the mirror's memory.
rabbits, birds, lizards, horses and bees waiting for their opportunity
to be part of this new landscape.
the keeper of the mirror storing image after image, memory after memory and story after story.
a time when the mirror becomes full and its occupants must be
dispersed slowly and carefully by the keeper.
the groupings . . . . .
Trees and blossoms.
Birds and rabbits.
Bees and insects.
Horses and riders.
Bulls and corn.
Water and fish.
Predators and Goddesses.
the exhausted mirror replenished anew by its keeper and this process repeated time after time.
an extraordinary meeting where this extraordinary keeper of the mirror
displays the mirror's contents in such a way, that all becomes still and the images become fixed in time and place.
This is the Time and
This is the Place.
You are here and these are the mirror's extraordinary contents.
The extraordinary keeper of the mirror is also here . . . . .
. . . . . Douglas Chambers!!
CONGRATULATIONS DOUGLAS !!
Many thanks to Catherine (Cherrv) Czerw the curator of this survey and to the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery and it's Director Julian Bowron and the team.
Please enjoy this extraordinary exhibition and collection which Magda and I have great pleasure in now formally opening.
Douglas & Magda Sheerer
8 April 2015
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Douglas Chambers : GODDESSES and OTHER THEMES : Galerie Düsseldorf 22 August - 19 September 2010
View Australian Contemporary Art Fair 2000, Melbourne : Galerie Düsseldorf Stand info