Gaze: The Useless Object – Opening Celebration
14 August @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Belconnen Community Gallery ‘Springboard’ series presents:
Gaze: The Useless Object
An exhibition of woodwork and furniture by Ping Qin. A series of works that aim to evoke the audience’s interest in finding the beauty of the useless object.
12-30 August with an opening celebration on Wednesday 14 August from 5:30-7:30pm
Belconnen Community Gallery, Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen
Opening Times: Mon – Fri 9am-5:00pm
Ping Qin is a Chinese artist who has been studying at the Australian National University School of Art and Design since 2016. Under the guidance of Ashley Eriksmoen, Ping majored in the furniture department.
Finding a sense of peace and calming through working with natural materials, Ping focused on wood as a medium, stating that ‘wood exudes warmth, and comfort and evokes back to where it came from—nature’.
Ping began his artmaking making by focussing on creating functional objects. However, a sense that society has lost track of the beauty of nature, and it’s ability to calm people, led him to begin creating what he calls ‘useless objects’ inviting audiences to find the beauty in functionless furniture.
He believes that a piece of rubbish could be something that people haven’t found a way of using yet.