Indigo O'Rourke at MAY SPACE

'At the Heart of All Things'

'At the heart of all things' explores intricate drawings of incredible trees in their entirely and on-site sketches of trees that I have repeatedly visited over the last two years. Trees affect my practice significantly because not only are they the paper I draw on but also the wooden frames that house them. In my heart trees are the centre of all things.”

Art Exhibition coming up at MAY SPACE in Waterloo precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 28 August 2019 to Sunday 15 September 2019
Launch Wednesday 28 August 2019, 5-7pm

Immortal Red Gum image The Big Tree image

Published by MAY SPACE on Tuesday 06 August 2019.
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Indigo O’Rourke’s hyper-realistic drawings take a critical view of the social, political and cultural issues impacting the lives of contemporary Australians. Carefully rendered in biro, the ubiquitousness of her choice of material echoes the everyday human experiences explored in throughout her practice.

Originally studying Graphic Design at the University of Canberra, O’Rourke shifted her focus and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts in 2009. She has since exhibited regularly with galleries throughout Australia. In 2018 Integument was exhibited in the windows of Myer’s Bourke Street Mall Melbourne store. Having previously participated in the group exhibitions Draw the Line and Body Language with MAY SPACE and Brenda May Gallery, At the heart of all things will be O’Rourke’s first solo exhibition with MAY SPACE.

O’Rourke was a finalist for the 2017 Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, the same year her collaboration with Tom Crago was selected as part of the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial. Her work also featured as the cover image for Volume 25 of Smith Journal.