A new gallery space in the Tremain's Mill precinct is set to invite art enthusiasts to expand their appreciation for creativity.
Abstract Reflections is the brainchild of Giuseppe Giovenco, an expressive sculptor who also demonstrates a fondness for poetry, music and writing.
Mr Giovenco said the new space, in the 1884 Victoria Stores building between Pain Et Tartinade and The Victoria Bathurst, has spawned from around 50 years worth of creative vision and practice.
"I recently commenced renovations at home and found I had run out of room because these sculptures were occupying a significant amount of space," he said.
"The first sculpture I remember creating was at the age of 12, and I actually revisited a photo of that sculpture and realised it formed the basis for everything I've produced since."
Mr Giovenco has arranged the gallery into two main sections, with an exhibition space in the front room and a workshop up the back.
"The creative process usually starts with a random object, and as I add things to it, my intuition begins to guide me through the development," he said.
"Once I add a couple of other pieces to the sculpture's base, the overall meaning of the artwork starts to unfold, whether it be a reflection on culture, knowledge or worldly issues."
Mr Giovenco said all materials involved in his work are reclaimed and reconceptualised into something entirely new.
"Literally everything is on the table, whether it be a piece of metal, a mirror [broken or unbroken], a hat or a lute," he said.
Mr Giovenco hopes to promote the gallery as a space to foster artistic discourse and bring further visibility to creative pursuits in the Bathurst community.
"I intend to run a series of workshops on creative thinking to help budding creatives achieve their full potential as artists across multiple disciplines," he said.
"The aim is to foster an engaging, creative space for people of all abilities; everyone has the ability to think and act creatively."
For more information, visit abstractreflections.mydisplayspace.com.
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