2 May - 13 May
2-13 May 2017
Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm,
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
…overlaying of the shadows of the past and the foreshadowing of the future which are in evidence in our cities, towns and countryside.
This exhibition explores Australian and Asian landscape and cityscape in relation to concepts of emptiness and richness both physically and culturally. It is inspired by the overlaying of the shadows of the past and the foreshadowing of the future which are in evidence in our cities, towns and countryside.
What may appear to be, on first sight, an empty landscape carries within it deep indigenous knowledge and culture, stories of creation and landforms.
People moved through this landscape for many thousands of years treading lightly on the land and taking care of it.
Contrast the impact of human development on landscape, the tilled fields of Vietnam, the urban landscape of the city, the cleared hills of Gippsland where native vegetation has been replaced by imported grasses and windbreaks of cypress trees.
The severe impact of a few hundred years of anthropogenic climate change, compared to millennia of humankind walking lightly on the land which is a part of them, taking only what is necessary, taking care of the source of all being.
Artist/architect Geoffrey Falk began drawing and painting seriously during his architecture studies at RMIT. The course in those days had a strong emphasis on hand drawing, model making and painting.
Geoffrey’s work has a wider public element through his practice as an architect, urban designer and illustrator. His folio includes many visualisations commissioned by Melbourne and other local councils and Government Departments used for public and political consultations and for publication in major Melbourne Metropolitan Newspapers.