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MAG&M: One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure - Geoff Harvey Exhibition

Source: Northern Beaches Council
Posted: 3 Jul 2018
Geoff Harvey, Temples, found timber
Manly Art Gallery & Museum is delighted to host an exhibition of new works by the inventive Sydney sculptor Geoff Harvey.

Well known for his striking dog sculptures made from found objects, Geoff also makes a myriad of other works from recycled materials.

Senior Curator at Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Katherine Roberts said for his latest exhibition, Geoff has created a series of assemblages expressing his fascination with the architecture of religious worship.

“Some of his works reference distinctive Christian domes and columns of Western sacred architecture while others are evocative of Eastern philosophy with their slender minarets and finely proportioned towers.

“All convey a dignity and clarity of proportion that transcend the materials’ humble origins. Together in this installation they speak of an overriding humanity,” Ms Roberts said.

Much of what Geoff makes comes from the streets and beaches of the Manly area, courtesy of his long-time friend and local resident Rudi Wolf.

Like Geoff,  Rudi has a passion for recycling materials and during his daily walks around the  Manly area he often picks up unusual things he knows Geoff may use in his art practice.

“They are both pleased that instead of becoming land-fill these objects have been reinvented as art,” said Ms Roberts.

Geoff Harvey has appeared in numerous group exhibitions in Australia, England and USA including Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney and regularly participates in the annual sculpture survey at the Robin Gibson Gallery.

His highly distinctive and original art practice has influenced many artists working with 3D environmental art concepts.

For details, visit the gallery website or call Manly Art Gallery & Museum on 9976 1421.


One Man's Treasure: Geoff Harvey

Dates:
Friday 13 July – Sunday 2 September 2018

Venue:
MAG&M, 1 West Esplanade & Commonwealth Parade, Manly.

Artist Talk: Sunday 5 August 2018, 3 – 4pm. Join Geoff Harvey for afternoon tea and walk through the exhibition to learn about his art practice and philosophy of turning waste into art.

This project is supported by the Northern Beaches Greener Communities Program.

 
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