City spaces and places inspire exhibition

August 24, 2017 by  

The notions of “space’ and `place’ are being explored by two talented artists through artworks on show at The Gallery in South Melbourne’s St. Kilda Town Hall.

Port Phillip City Mayor Bernadene Voss urged residents to visit the

exhibition and see the photographs and paintings by Michael Kluge and Andrew Foster first hand.

“It’s a real privilege to experience two exhibitions that provide a sense of both the built and natural environments in Port Phillip and its surrounds,”

Cr Voss said.

“Council is proud to support our local arts community by providing opportunities and venues for local artists to showcase their work.”

Andrew Foster, a long-time resident of St. Kilda, is a fine artist whose works reflect the changing face of Port Phillip Bay, its inhabitants, horizon and landscapes.

Exhibition visitors will be able to gaze upon his local seascapes and more in his ‘Across the Waters’ display.

Brochures promoting the exhibition give an indication of Foster’s unique creative talents which sees the horizon on many of his paintings punctuated by landmarks such as the Newport Power Station.

In the lead up to this latest exhibition, photographer Michael Kluge devoted a great deal of time to researching the social, cultural and historical significance of a number of buildings together with their interiors.

Entitled ‘Behind the Façade’, his photographic exhibition unmasks a vast range of internal spaces within some familiar City of Port Phillip buildings.

The exhibition runs until September 13.