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The Glass Cabinet Exhibition Space – Anna Bonshek

The Glass Cabinet Exhibition Space – Anna Bonshek

10 Structures of Knowledge by Anna Bonshek

The artwork in this exhibition of Anna Bonshek’s print series 10 Structures of Knowledge is a play on the concept of ten values of awareness unfolding as geometric elements. Anna is interested in ideas about inner awareness and abstract worlds.

In her prints there are several layers. In the centre is a ten fold circular form, which sits within a decagon and two additional circles. To the right are two parallel lines, referring to the bifurcation of awareness, when the wholeness of one becomes aware of itself and sees two within itself.

Following two comes a third, crystallising the relationship between. These three values Anna shows as taking form in a triangle. Continuing clockwise (going from the centre out and around, from two lines, to triangle etc.) in an expansion from three, comes a fourth form represented as a square and signifying direction in space. With four, one can see the potential for five and the ongoing progression through to six, seven, eight, nine and ten. “One through ten” elements notionally relate to the language of form as ten structures of knowledge within awareness. The layout of other related circles references an architectural design in an observatory structure, which can be thought of as relating to every point in the universe.

Anna feels that these prints act like a blueprint for a complex cosmic structure resonating within our inner awareness. Anna’s prints are meant to be alluring and pleasing to view, using pure colour and simple, crisp lines—connecting on a level beyond thought.

About the Artist

Exploring creativity, awareness, and cultural and historical narratives, Anna Bonshek’s art has been exhibited globally. Anna has Polish and English heritage and grew up on three different continents. She taught art in the UK, USA and Australia, and worked/shown her art in Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Canada, and Kazakhstan. Anna enjoys creating across various media, writing, and also researching Vedic knowledge. She has a Higher Diploma in Painting from the Slade School of Fine Art and a PhD in Art and Vedic Science from Maharishi University of Management. Anna has written extensively on the arts (Mirror of Consciousness, The Big Fish), curated exhibitions (Allegories of Consciousness: Prints from the Renaissance to the Present, The Recent Work of Michael Kane Taylor, Field Effects), captured the story of her late father’s life in the book Heniek and received awards from the Royal Society of Arts, Iowa Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts, InterSociety of Electronic Arts and, most recently, the Sahametrei Award—awarded by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni for service to the king and people of Cambodia. Scholars Dr Ashrafi Bhagat and Dr Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe describe Anna’s art, respectively, as a “fascinating experiment” and “ground-breaking…enhancing the spectators’ experience of refined consciousness.”

* The Glass Cabinet Exhibition Space is curated by Kay Watanabe and John Pryke

Event Snapshot

Dates: Tuesday 1 November - Friday 2 December
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Duration: 4 weeks
Tickets: Free Event
Address: QMC, Ground Floor, 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
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