A visual journey in chromatic rhythms project

A visual journey in chromatic rhythms project
 

by Carlos Almenar Diaz

 

Temporary Public Art Project

October 2022 to February 2023

 

Project launch: Saturday 15 October, 4pm to 6pm

Exhibition: 15-29 October 2022

Woods Street Arts Space, 44 Woods Street, Laverton

 

Artist talk: Saturday 29 October, 10.30am, Paine Reserve, Newport

 

Exhibition:  29 October-12 November 2022

Newport Community Hub, Newport

Opening: 11am to 1pm at Newport Community Hub, Newport

 

Temporary public art installation:

October 2022 to February 2023

G.H. Ransom Reserve, Altona

“A Visual Journey in Chromatic Rhythms” Temporary Public Art Project Carlos Almenar Diaz

 

Local artist Carlos Almenar Diaz has created a temporary public artwork installation from his Chromatic rhythms series, which is part of his research in interaction between line, pattern and colour.

In this immersive, captivating, colourful and optical experience, viewers are invited to move through the artwork, taking the time to pause for a moment and connect with the surrounding environment, imagining what it was, what it will become and what they want it to be now.

It is envisaged viewers will be introduced to a selection of local species and discover Hobsons Bay’s significant ecosystems, marine areas, wetlands, woodlands and grasslands through the temporary public art installations.

 

“The deeper you look, the more you find. The longer you take, the deeper you understand.”

Dean Stewart, 2020

 

“A Visual Journey in Chromatic Rhythms” Temporary Public Art Project Carlos Almenar Diaz - student workshop

 

Prior to the artwork’s installation, through a series of workshops about his artistic research on the relationship between lines, patterns and colours, Carlos Almenar Diaz worked in collaboration with visual arts teachers and students at Newport Lakes and Seaholme Primary Schools, where students created bright and colourful works of art with the fundamentals of Op art.

As part of the A visual journey in chromatic rhythms project, local Yohann Naviere has curated two exhibitions of participating students' artworks. The exhibitions display photographs of the temporary art installations.

 

This project is funded through the Hobsons Bay City Council's Community Support Package - New Art stream. 

 

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