Dinosaur Designs exhibition to excite Bega gallery visitors

Join Bega Valley Regional Gallery director Iain Dawson, Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy to celebrate the launch of The Art of Dinosaur Designs, Friday, October 14 from 6pm.

The exhibition continues to December 3.

The Art of Dinosaur Designs is an exciting new exhibition from artists Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, featuring a series of large-scale sculptural forms that celebrate the pair’s 30-year creative partnership. 

Debuting at BVRG, the show is a colourful fusion of art, design and fashion, referencing Olsen and Ormandy’s iconic design label Dinosaur Designs and exploring in a gallery context the artful aesthetic prevalent throughout their work.

Totem (2016), the most recent of the works on show, is an iconic set of life-sized totems in the artists’ signature resin developed for London Design Week 2016. 

While developing new vases, Ormandy saw an opportunity to push the boundaries and create larger sculptural forms from interconnected pieces, and as the pieces grew they embodied the characteristics of totem poles.  

“We apply the same principles in our art as in our design practice, but with a greater sense of freedom,” says Ormandy. “We tackle each project the way you would tackle a painting or a drawing, really following your eye and allowing those accidents and developments to happen.”

Iain Dawson sais exhibitions like The Art of Dinosaur Designs put regional galleries on a level playing field with metropolitan institutions.

"Cultural tourism is growing in Australia and the Bega Valley Regional Gallery sees itself as a small, but perfectly formed, player in that space.”

 Entry is free, all welcome.

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