Exhibition by Jan Alexander – Space between Movement

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“Space between movement” explores the interest in the profound impact of human actions on our interconnected world, considering the interconnectedness of living organisms, ecosystems, societies, and individual actions, highlighting their complex and interdependent nature. Through functional and sculptural ceramic works, Jan aims to express an incongruent equilibrium between flux and stillness, inviting viewers to contemplate creating their own space for reflection amidst the beauty of the natural world and the demands of human existence.

Working with recycled and white clay, Jan hand-built individual pieces, focusing on patterns of visual interest that are both tactile and usually practical. The works are mid to high-fired, with glazes that are often gloss – to interact with light. The colours, particularly blues and blacks, symbolize the vastness and depth of the space between movements, reflecting the calm expansiveness and mystery of the subconscious mind.

Rudyard Kipling’s quote, “Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears,” deeply resonates with Jan. It underscores the complexities of human nature and the impact of fear on emotions and quality of life. This quote inspires Jan to explore the unconscious patterns and energies that influence choices, prompting introspection and reflection on the forces of the natural world and the place within it.

Content: Ruby Pilven

Dates & Times
  • Sat 1 Jun 1am–4pm
  • Sun 2 Jun 11am–4pm
  • Fri 7 Jun 11am–4pm
  • Sat 8 Jun 11am–4pm
  • Sun 9 Jun 11am–4pm
  • Fri 14 Jun 11am–4pm
  • Sat 15 Jun 11am–4pm
  • Sun 16 Jun 11am–4pm

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  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

  • Sat 1 Jun 1am–4pm
  • Sun 2 Jun 11am–4pm
  • Fri 7 Jun 11am–4pm

Ross Creek Gallery

183 Post Office Road, Smythes creek VIC 3351

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Accessibility Information

  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

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