'WEATHERED' JOINT EXHIBITION - NICOLA MOSS AND SUSAN BURET - TWEED RIVER ART GALLERY, 11TH MAY TO 24TH JUNE 2012.
In 2008 Nicola Moss and Susan Buret began the weather project, initially looking at the subject of weather as a conversation starter, universally safe ground, or even a default mode of communication. Weathered continues this dialogue, with works developed during a collaborative residency at Montsalvat Artists Colony, in Eltham, Victoria, during 2011.
Weather is a shared experience that we can all relate to. Despite attempts to insulate and climate control our surrounds, weather often impacts on our choice of weekend activities, the attire we wear and to some extent our peace of mind. It provokes an immediate connection to the world around us, and at times reignites a sense of community as we brave the elements and band together to repair the damage it can cause.
Weathered explores the transient and ephemeral nature of weather conditions and their impact on each of us.
Tweed River Art Gallery is a Tweed Shire Council community facility, the Gallery is also supported by the Arts NSW (formerly the NSW Ministry for the Arts), and aims to promote the understanding and enjoyment of all the arts, especially the visual arts.
I would like to sincerely thank Tweed Shire Council and Tweed River Art Gallery for hosting Weathered. Thank you to Susi Muddiman, Director; Anne Schardin, Assistant Director; Gail McDermott, Exhibitions Curator; Anouk Beck, Public Programs Curator; Peter our installation maestro and the staff and Friends of Tweed River Art Gallery. Thank you also to Carl Warner, for being guest speaker at the exhibition opening.