In Counterpoint

Exhibition and Shows

13 Jun 2021 to 27 Jun 2021 Once Only Event

This exhibition brings together two friends and artists, each drawing from each other’s differences and similarities in the process of developing new work. Nino Bellantonio, an award-winning architect and emerging visual artist, and Carolyn Young, an established fine-art photographer, decided to try an experiment in collaboration in the making of artworks for this exhibition.

For their respective artworks to progress or continue, each artist needed to respond to the other’s work. Working in this form of counterpoint, Bellantonio and Young met each month (Covid allowing) for the last 18 months, each presenting their works in progress to each other for a two-person critique. The common theme that became apparent early in the process was place-inspired art, with a particular focus on novel ecosystems – the mix of native and exotic, which results from people inhabiting new places.

The results are artworks that draw upon the individual and collective process, where the work of both artists cross boundaries between collage, printmaking and photography.

Event Dates

Once Only Event

13 Jun 2021 to 27 Jun 2021

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