Lisa Tomasetti & Thomas Bucich
What better way to celebrate the warmth of a summers evening, then with an exhibition all about the body and the spirit of movement? Last night we officially opened a showcase of works from Sydney-based artists, Lisa Tomasetti and Thomas Bucich.
Renowned Australian photographer, Lisa Tomasetti presented guests with beautifully composed photographs of the Australian Ballet in her series Behind the Scenes: The Australian Ballet on the International Stage. Taken on tour in Tokyo, Paris and New York City, Lisa has taken the ballerinas away from the stage and onto the city streets where they dance, pirouette and leap amongst the public.
Those fortunate to meet Lisa had the chance to hear some of the interesting stories behind each photograph, as throwing a beautiful dancing ballerina into any city setting is sure to cause a scene! We will be releasing a short video with some of these stories, if you missed out.
Sitting nicely alongside these lively photographs was the work of local artist and sculptor Thomas Bucich. Denied Landscape Series reflects Thomas’ exploration into the fine balance between nature and man, and in particular the impact human life has on our surrounding environment. This is just the start of this thought process, in May he will featured in his first solo show and pieces will explore these concepts further.
Thomas’ sculptural works as part of his series, Dance Fragments and Studies of Movement injected a third dimension of energy into the gallery. The tactility of the charcoal and bronze forms quickly engaged guests on the night and many were fascinated by the processes involved in working with these materials.
Thomas was on hand ready to discuss with those interested in the methods behind his work and his ability to capture gesture and emotion in static forms.
If you’re free Sunday 22nd November from 3pm, Lisa and the dancers will be here to meet family and friends. Both Lisa and Thomas’ works will be on show for one week only, so make sure you swing by before Thursday 25th November!
Photography by Rhiannon Hopley