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“matter” by Sean O’Connell

Using high voltage spark discharges, Sean O’Connell reveals the individual qualities and internal structures of matter in this exhibition.

When: Friday, August 2 2019 till Saturday, August 24 2019. 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Where: Moonah Arts Centre
23-27 Albert Road, Moonah, TAS, 7009
Topic: Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Other: Wheelchair access

In the exhibition “matter”, Sean O’Connell explores the various materials we use to create the worlds we live in.

Using high voltage spark discharges, Sean’s images reveal the individual qualities and internal structures of matter. Rather than the usual light reflected off the surface of things we see with our eyes, spark discharges allow a glimpse within, to the internal nature of everyday materials.

Brick, carbon composite, celery top pine, silk, lead, meteoric ore. They all share a history and relationship with humans – through our use and manipulation of them, in craft and industry, forming the objects and buildings of our daily lives.

These images ask us to stop and take another look at the mundane matter that surrounds us – to see it, to feel it under our fingers – and to imagine and appreciate the unique and beautiful character of the materials we have bound into our daily lives.

Opening Thurs 1 Aug, 6pm

Exhibition runs Fri 2 Aug – Sat 24 Aug

Open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 3pm

Contact details:

Rebecca Holmes
Moonah Arts Centre
Phone: 03 6216 6316

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