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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

The Bas: The Collector And The Alchemist

Carmel Cox and Paul Dimmer at The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre (the BAS), Moruya The Collector and the Alchemist Until Sun 8 March 2020 In a quest to create a distinct experience of mischief and charm, Long Beach artists Carmel Cox and Paul Dimmer’s upcoming exhibition will transport, delight and disorientate visitors.

Aptly titled “The Collector and The Alchemist”, this exhibition of quirk and humor will be housed in The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre (the BAS). This gallery is Eurobodalla’s first purpose-built exhibition space and adjoins the Moruya Library.

Mr Dimmer said of the upcoming exhibition “This is an eclectic collection, hopefully lifting the spirit and providing some light food for the soul.”

Working with a range of materials including timbers, pewter, mild steel, corten steel and stainless steel, Paul Dimmer’s works are highly stylized and quirky, resulting in original tactile pieces.

Carmel Cox’s work is greatly influenced by the Victorian Steam age. Her collection of brass cogs and gears are morphed into something vaguely recognizable, yet surreal, taking on a post-apocalyptic feel.

Visitors will be delighted with the subversive bent apparent in the sculptures and paintings, which have deliberate overtones of industrial grunge and steam punk themes.

The show continues to run daily from to Sunday 8 March, except Mondays when the BAS is closed. Hours are 10am to 4pm.

“Steampunk Shoes” by Carmel Cox

Paul Dimmer with his sculpture “Horse” and Carmel Cox with her painting “Peak Hour”. Photo courtesy of Ted Richards

“Boy Racers 4” by Paul Dimmer

“Junkyard Dog” by Carmel Cox

“Solo” by Paul Dimmer


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