6th September Artist Talk
GREG STONEHOUSE & SHANE FAHEY
GREG STONEHOUSE & SHANE FAHEY - Image Robby van Dalen
TITLE: THE PULSE OF A QUIET TRACK
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park has highlighted the design process, in the practice
of both Art & Science as being one of balancing constraints. In searching for a meaningful direction or a way into understanding non-human, ‘natural’ environments, the scientific and artistic processes are both informed by direct experiential contact with the environment ‘at hand’. When the connection is reinforced in an open and mindfully present manner there is no need to devise any upfront, circumscribed outcome.
Greg Stonehouse‘s art practice has shifted from ephemeral installations to objects, from the studio to permanent public art projects, from the small to the immersive and from the abstract to the figurative. He has no signature. The choice of medium only depends upon what he is saying.
For Shane Fahey, listening, for its own sake, to his immediate environment, holds the same appeal and contains the same transforming quality that the stillness of conscious breath has for a mindful person in contemplation. It has been a challenge to achieve this awareness in the face of the ‘emotion-invested’ goal driven enterprises of the performance and recording arts.
For more information on this project, please visit www.kuringgaieramboo.com.au