Dawn Till Dusk

The phrase 'Dawn till Dusk' holds numerous meanings. For some it’s how long they feel a working day is, others find it a reflective statement on how long and hard soldiers fought for their country and some people find it as a representation of the beginning and end of a new day. In my exhibition it has been my aspiration to capture all those emotions and represent that people’s personal experiences effect the approach they take to their art making. I begin my exhibition with a dot painting of a sunrise and finish with a Woodblock print which depicts a religious group praying at sunset. I chose these artworks as the start and finish as symbolisation that just as the sun rises on one side and the sets on the other, one broad theme of art can begin with one subject matter and end with another. This depends on the time period,opinions and experiences of the artist. Just as time progresses so too does the exhibition, the artworks all feature different concepts of dawn till dusk.I have attempted to showcase the evolution of art and how the meaning of a subject varies through the artists emotions, the techniques they use, the materials and media which make it unique. The majority of artworks I chose are  in pairs, to remain consistent in my ‘dawn till dusk’ theme I put a ‘dawn themed’ artwork next to a ‘dusk themed’ artwork continuously.I paired them by finding their similarities based on their representation of the dawn till dusk theme. My exhibition aims to take people on a journey and open them up to new forms of art. By putting a variety of ‘dawn till dusk’ artworks in with different meanings I have been able to ensure that people connect with an artwork they feel represents their story, emotions, belief or culture.

This artwork, Departure of the Orient-Circular Quay by Charles Conder represents the subjective frame.
Sunday evening by Russell Drysale depicts a Post Modern frame
Yanjirlpirri or Napaljarri-Warnu Jukurrpa by Alma Nungarrayi represents the Structural frame.
Prayers at Sunset by Charles W. Bartlett represents a cultural frame
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