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Shaun Gladwell's  piece " Pacific Undertow Sequence" 2010  part of TWMA  Contemporary 2010  (6th August- 24th October)

Much has been written about Shaun Gladwell's work by those more knowledgeable than me.  So I won't be adding to the erudite commentary here.

I just want to use the word "wow" three times, in capital letters, probably followed by a string of exclamations marks, to describe my response to his work.  If I tell you that it's a film of a surfer sitting on his surfboard, upside down, under water, you might think 'So big deal'.  But that's not the whole story.  My first response was, what's going on here?  I was intrigued. Once I'd worked it out, (my fellow viewer was a great help here as he got there first and was keen to describe the trickery) I couldn't take my eyes off the changing image. It was graceful, mesmerising and above all beautiful.  I was reminded of Monets waterlilies.  Monet depicted the water and the reflection, giving the viewer an experience of  seeing colours for the first time- seeing the water for the first time. Gladwell has managed to capture the water as if for the first time. The intensity of the blue,  the dance of the light from under the surfer, the fact that apart from the surfer and the board, the large screen is all about the water.  The addition of the sounds of the moving water simply add to the experience.  Words and weighty concepts aside, for my money, one word describes this exceptional talent- genius.

See this and other works of contemporary artists at the lovely Tarrawarra Museum of Art  before October 24th.  If you are going on the weekend and fancy a fine lunch at the restaurant, it's a good idea to book in advance.  You can complete the whole sensual experience with a wine tasting at the cellar door and return home feeling utterly satisfied with your day out.

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