IN-RESPONSE: Art of the Space Age
The second Open Call of the Rupert Museum was launched in February - inviting all creatives from any platform to respond to iconic and ground-breaking inventions created in the eye of 1960s popular futuristic trends. As a result, over 200 entries were received with the judging panel reaching a conclusion of 39 successful applicants whose responsive artworks are now the IN-RESPONSE exhibition. In summary, the pieces you are about to encounter provide a contemporary take and material-based approach to the icons that served as its inspiration. The artists sought symbolic meaning while exploring the possibilities of their chosen subject, material and its execution. Mediums include painting, printmaking, ceramics, textiles and digital displays with various materials from recycled plastic, wood and steel to the more traditional.