Unearthly Garden

The garden is wilderness tended. Forces of culture also shape it. These forces are always in tension. The perfect garden imagined exists at a juncture when these tensions are at an optimum. A specimen matured bearing perfect fruit. Flowers in full bloom. Plants defined as weeds are absent, the scene basking either in warm sunlight or light shade. Ideal.

Art Exhibition previously on at Colour Factory Gallery in Fitzroy-Collingwood precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 02 December 2011 to Saturday 28 January 2012
Launch Thursday 01 December 2011, 6-8pm

Three Trees image Garden Chinese Restaurant image Memorial Garden I image

Published by Colour Factory Gallery on Saturday 26 November 2011.
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The imagined garden is elusive. It can only occur in time and space for just a moment, if ever. Often the garden remains the husk of an idea.

The photographs in this exhibition detail the cultural imperatives behind the imagined garden and the impossible quest to challenge unpredictable and uncontrollable aspects of environment and of life. To capture an ideal.

Carolyn Dew, 2011
Group exhibition curated by Carolyn Dew

Please note that the Colour Factory Gallery will close from Friday December 23, 2011 until January 9, 2012