In this most recent body of work, Bec Juniper relates to the remote Western Australian landscape as distinctively feminine, despite many of the area’s activities, such as mining and fishing, being traditionally associated with a masculine gender. Drawn to the desert and open spaces in a meditative way, Juniper uses intuition, employing different techniques with a buffet of natural materials from oxides and ochres.
Calendar of Exhibitions
This exhibition brings together the subject of still life alongside personal and arbitrary objects which infatuate artists. Showcasing work by: Melissa Egan, Rosemary Valadon, Robert Malherbe, Christopher Orchard, Dagmar Cyrulla (sculpture), Nick Hall, Celia Perceval, Mark Hislop, Nick Stathopoulos, Suey McEnnally and Margaret Woodward.
The work of Eleanor Millard is recognised for its haunting imagery and subtle blended forms of remote country and coastal Victorian landscapes. These ethereal places are also fragments of the artist’s memories of time past, inviting contemplation of another dimension and other-world.
Christopher Orchard’s paintings and drawings contain the hall-marks of fine draughtsmanship in their composition, sure line and imaginative scope. The breadth and possibilities of meanings his work opens up, through narrative and technique, offer the viewer a multifaceted journey rather than any predictable outcome.
For most of my painting life my abiding interest has been light - it's both the medium and the message of painting.
Painters are obsessed with beginnings and I'm starting on a series now of works now which show the beginnings of light.
More than just the daily dawn of the sun they show this in the most ancient and primaeval context : emerging from the ocean or casting light into the deep recesses of the forest.