YOU ARE INVITED TO EXHIBITION OPENING : Thurs 15 July 2021 EXHIBITION : Wed 14 July - Sun 25 July, 2021 =============================

Art Exhibition previously on at BlackCat Gallery in Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 14 July 2021 to Sunday 25 July 2021
Launch Thursday 15 July 2021, 6:00 - 8:30 pm.


Published by anonymous on Wednesday 07 July 2021.
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“Mara Braun (she/her) is a Naarm (Melbourne) based artist. She is a recent graduate of a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) with distinction at RMIT University. Her practice emerges in response to her situation and the agency of the materials that prevent themselves for the project at hand. This mode of practice encompasses a range of mediums including painting, photography, textiles, etc; choosing the most appropriate medium for the project at hand. Braun is most concerned with questions surrounding the Liminal space, Phenomenology, and New Materiality, which she explores in her work.
’The 2020 lockdown period was a time of intense alienation and isolation. For weeks on end, the only people I saw were strangers to me. Trapped in a solitary cage surrounded by a concrete jungle inhabited by unknown souls. My nostalgia for moments of connection, found me imagining the lives that were lived within the houses I passed on my daily walks.
The ’Stranger Worlds’ Series depicts a liminal space existing between the domestic and urban landscape. The subject matter was created by projecting onto the urban site, photographs looking into anonymous domestic spaces. Each image subsists as its own surreal world in which any claim can be made as to its’ history. The abstracted images include both recognisable and confusing elements, creating an uncanny plane which the viewer peers into.’ Mara Braun would like to acknowledge that the land on which she practices are the traditional lands for the Wurundjeri people, and that she respects their spiritual relationship with their country. She would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Boon Wurrung language groups as the custodians of the region and recognise that their culture and heritage is still important then, now and forever. She would like to pay her respects to Elders past, present and emerging.”
I would like to acknowledge that I conduct this business on unceded lands and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

My garden is a sanctuary. A peaceful cove that nourishes and quiets
the soul. The smell of sweet roses rules most of the time.
Their lingering scents conquering all other smells. Amongst the roses you can smell soft tones of lavender, Jasmine and herbs that are waiting anxiously to be picked. My garden a place to escape, to sit and let the surroundings calm and relax from the busyness of everyday life.


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95 Johnston St, Collingwood 3066
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