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Last chance to see dOFa08 at John Curtin Gallery

Media release


14 July 2008

This is the final week to view the current John Curtin Gallery exhibition, dOFa08,
which features a diverse collection of works by postgraduate students from the
Department of Art at Curtin University of Technology.

The Gallery is open July 27 from 1pm until 4pm for Sunday@Curtin which is held
on the final Sunday of each month.

dOFa08 offers something to interest everyone: digital media that suggests a
perception of loss, paintings that evoke feelings of transcendence and empty,
mindless space and installations that examine the human condition within its
surrounding environment.

Curtin Dean of Art Professor Ted Snell said it was a great opportunity to see
work by a talented group of emerging Western Australian artists.

“dOFa is always an exciting exhibition because it documents the focused energy
of a group of artists who have completed five to six years of intense engagement
in their practice,” Professor Snell said.

“The exhibition is diverse, intriguing and stimulating. For those wondering where
to find the next stars of the art scene, dOFa offers some useful clues.

“One artist, Mark Parfitt, whose work is on show, has received a scholarship to
exhibit at the prestigious Galerie Dusseldorf in Mosman Park, so it’s a fantastic
opportunity to see work which has received significant recognition.”

The dOFa08 exhibition, which runs until 1 August, includes work by the following

Beth Kirkland – paintings that investigate mindfulness as a way to resist the
pressures in the work place

Dragica Milunovic – paintings that intrigue with an illusion of depth imbued
with movement, conveying a feeling of transcendence to the viewer

Kuemhee Oh –fibre works that transform perception and synchronize the mind
and body

Mark Parfitt – installation works that originate from a desire to transform an
ordinary life into something celebratory

Lynn Smith – digital projections that perpetuate a perception of loss
Fong-Yeng Soon – paper works that investigate the concepts of truth and

Julian Stadon – new media projects that examines the human condition within
its surrounding environment.

Editor/COS: Information on exhibiting artists and graphics of artworks, along
with photo and interview opportunities, are available on request.

Contacts: Monique Billstein; Public Relations; Curtin; 08 9266 3353; 0401 103

Modified: 16 July 2008