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Rejigged

22 April 2022 - 5 June 2022

Rejigged

Sheree Kinlyside & Alan Carpenter
Umbrella

Sheree Kinlyside and Alan Carpenter, Watermark, 2021, Recycled silky oak and machine spring, 26 x 16 x 15cm. Photographer: Pierce Eldridge. 

Rejigged demonstrates the power of collaboration to discover unique forms of visual expression. This exhibition links 3D mixed media works of repurposed metal, timber, plastic and textiles to 2D wall works abstracted from and inspired by the 3D material. Through their shared love of architecture and machines, Sheree Kinlyside and Alan Carpenter have developed an opportunistic and evolving practice which combines decades of diverse skill development with the tools and accumulated materials necessary to deliver surprising outcomes. 

The Rejigged catalogue features an essay by Umbrella's Director Kate O'Hara. Download it here or pick up your copy in the exhibition space today. 

Sheree Kinlyside's art practice has, since gaining a BA (visual arts/printmaking) at James Cook University in 2000, continued in her home studios on the outskirts of Townsville. In 2006 she began to print and produce artists books and prints under the banner of Red Rag Press, a multifunctional workspace that supports the voice and vision of women artists. In 2019 Kinlyside’s practice began to focus on self-directed study of the properties of colour and colour relationships. As a result of this, her current practice involves colour relief printmaking and monotypes with the addition of stitch and textiles as well as design work for 3D mixed media works in collaboration with her partner Alan Carpenter. Kinlyside believes that connecting with other artists is an intrinsic part of art production. Thus, she has participated in group exhibitions, projects and residencies in Australia and the UK as well as several book arts and print shows in the US, UK and Ireland. Kinlyside’s work has been purchased by SLQ, SLV, Mitchel library Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW, Australian National Library, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Mackay Artspace, Cork Printmakers and private collectors in NZ, the US and UK.

Alan Carpenter has been involved with creative projects since childhood. His early career as a drafter, then project leader, gave vast opportunities to become familiar with the properties of wood, metal and concrete and the machinations of construction. As a young adult, his love of wood in particular and its ability to become other “things” gave rise to the habit of collecting wood, metals and other materials as well as tools. When time permitted, always with a sustainability ethic, came the design and making of bespoke furniture, Hebel sculptures, and among many other larger projects, the making of doors and gateways using Japanese joinery techniques. This has resulted in the mastery of skills across a range of media. Carpenter shares his love of reclaimed materials with his partner Sheree Kinlyside. Both take pleasure in the inner workings of pre-digital machines such as cash registers, pianos, obscure printing presses etc which they repurpose and use in their work. Now retired from his industry career, Carpenter was, in the latter stages, involved with the public art selection process which allowed a window into artists thinking… possibly not far removed from his own creative methods. All of this has been a major contributor to now. “It is possible that all of my life I have been working towards this creative self."

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Acknowledgement of Country

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region; Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.

Acknowlegements

Umbrella acknowledges the financial support of: the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Townsville City Council is proud to support Umbrella's Makerspace operations under its Community Grants program.