Australian Society of Miniature Art at Sydney. New exhibition: Yesterday, Today. May 9 – end June 2013. Opening 6.00-8.00 pm Thursday May 9. The Mint, Macquarie St, Sydney.
Contemporary miniatures, an art form with a long history, will be shown at the Mint in Macquarie St, Sydney from May 9th in an exhibition titled ‘Yesterday, Today’.
Works will relate to historic Australia, its buildings, artifacts and people in miniature artworks limited to the maximum 100 sq centimetre size.
The works created by the Australian Society of Miniature Art are unique and diverse in style and technique and include paintings, drawings, mixed media, printmaking and sculpture.
Historically miniature art has been seen in most world cultures, from medieval Biblical illustrations embellished with gold leaf, to portrait paintings on ivory, and enameled jewellery and works from the Middle East and India.
Miniature work has translated well into the modern idiom which has encouraged freedom of expression and experimentation with different techniques and materials.
The small scale of miniature works means that the spectator is drawn into an intimate world rather than confronted by an image, so every brush stroke has significance and must be meticulously handled. A high standard of draughtsmanship, pictorial composition and skill is required.
Any enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about ASMA (NSW) and to see many examples and styles of miniature works please see the website http://www.asma-nsw.com/