Poem in art exhibition catalogue
(Painting: Daniel Webster, Self Portrait 2014, digital print, acrylic, Japanese ink, triptych: each panel 80 x 57 cm, $5,000)
Ron Nyisztor, the curator of the 2014 Mine Own Executioner art exhibition, has used Andrew’s poem, “I Do Not Forget”, as the introductory statement in the exhibition catalogue.
Mine Own Executioner has established its reputation as WA’s pre-eminent exhibition of self-portraiture, fascinating audiences with diverse interpretations and representations of the self since the inaugural exhibition in 1995.
Presented by the Mundaring Arts Centre, this exhibition has challenged over 300 of Western Australia’s most significant artists to investigate the notion of self-portraiture.
Each year, the selected artists are invited by the curator to consider their approach to their visual interpretations in relation to the chosen curatorial theme.
Mine Own Executioner in 2014 presents an intriguing collection of new works by seminal Western Australian artists, with the aim of reflecting the depth and range of creative arts practice currently at work in our artistic community. Curated by Ron Nyisztor, these 18 West Australian artists have manifested an image of themselves free from the constraints of an overarching exhibition theme. (Information taken from the Mundaring Arts Centre website – http://www.mundaringartscentre.com.au/mine-own-executioner/)
The 2014 Mine Own Executioner portraits can be viewed on the Mundaring Arts Centre website, here – http://www.mundaringartscentre.com.au/online-gallery-mine-own-executioner-2014
Andrew’s poem can be read in the catalogue, which is available online as a pdf download, here – http://static.squarespace.com/static/52ca5eaae4b05c5f2d7b76de/t/538d3b3be4b08a8b36a01e47/1401764667282/MineOwnExecutioner_Catalogue_2014_spread.pdf