Lingnan University Visual Studies Department Exhibition Celebrates Collaborative Creative Processes

27 Feb 2010


Lingnan University’s (the University) Department of Visual Studies is organizing a one-month painting exhibition, titled Out of Thin Air – collaborative and solo work, opening on 27 February 2010. The artworks showcased in the exhibition are by Assistant Professor Dr Carol Archer, and produced either individually or in collaboration with artist-partners. The works in the exhibition are selected from two ongoing series, Reciprocal Interference and Time with the Sky.

The Reciprocal Interference series comprises collaborative artworks by Dr Archer and five artist-friends: Ms Sue Rawlinson, Ms Sue Taylor, Ms Johanna Trainor (Australia), Ms Mary Grehan (Ireland) and Ms Even Mak (Hong Kong). Reciprocal Interference works-in-progress were airmailed between collaborating partners in Hong Kong, Macao, Australia and Ireland. The most recent phase of the project includes a series of postcard-works by Ms Taylor and Dr Archer.

The Time with the Sky series of charcoal and watercolour drawings were begun during Dr Archer’s residency in Australia in 2009. They were inspired by the big Australian sky and the eucalypts that stretch up toward it. Solo works, these drawings are destined to contribute to a cross-disciplinary collaboration with poet Dr Christopher (Kit) Kelen.

“But the exhibition title Out of Thin Air is also ironically intended,” Archer comments, “because seemingly unpredictable aspects of the two series are in fact the result of sustained thought, effort and dialogue, as well as conducive circumstances.”

Dr Archer has been teaching in the Visual Studies Department at Lingnan University since 2007. She has shown her work in twelve solo exhibitions and over 30 group exhibitions held in Australia, Japan, Italy, China, Hong Kong and Macao.

Out of Thin Air – collaborative and solo work will be shown in Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou from 30 April – 13 May 2010 as part of the Visual Studies Department’s ‘travelling exhibitions’ initiative. For more information about the exhibition, please visit Dr Carol Archer’s blog

Details of Out of Thin Air – collaborative and solo work by Dr Carol Archer

Opening Ceremony

Date   27 February 2010
Time        3:30 – 5:30 pm
Venue      1/F Library, Lingnan University, 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

Exhibition at Lingnan University  
Date   27 February – 28 March 2010
Time        9:30am – 6:00pm (Monday – Friday)
                1:00pm - 5:30pm (Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
Venue      1/F Library, Lingnan University, 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

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