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City of Bunbury Collection | Texture

Location Ron Middleton Gallery
From Saturday 28 November 2020 -  10:00am
To Sunday 31 January 2021 - 04:00pm
 

This exhibition is an exploration of ‘texture’ in its many and varied forms. In the visual arts, texture is the perceived surface quality of a work of art. It is one of the seven formal design elements, along with line, colour, shape, form, value and space. Texture can affect mood, evoke psychological associations, bring attention to a medium, or toward materials used in an artwork.

Our experience of texture in visual art relies on our experience with the physical world. At its most basic, there are two types of texture. Physical texture are the patterns of dimensional variations in a physical surface. It can be felt by touching the surface of the object or material. Visual or implied texture is the illusion or representation of physical texture. It is created through the manipulation of light and shadow to mimic the visual experience with the physical world.

The artworks in this exhibition present a range of mediums, showing various  textures. To allow a deeper engagement with the works, the viewers are encouraged to use a questionnaire to further explore the notion of ‘texture’.

 

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