Irene Wellm - “The Momentum of Evolution”

The premise of the framework surrounding my art is to recognise religious and mythological concepts as symbolic, and interpret them psychologically. If we do so, it may indicate a subjective state, a psychological attitude, rather than an external or physiological one. In this vein, myth, like fairy tales, is understood as representing stages of consciousness, or psychological development.

Art Exhibition previously on at Catherine Asquith Gallery (Archived) in Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 22 May 2012 to Saturday 09 June 2012
Launch Saturday 26 May 2012, 2 to 4pm

Apocalyptic Figure I image Anomie image The Mediator (Wayfarer) image Winterreise (German: Collage Study, Runway image Collage Study, untitled 1 (reflect) image Collage Study, The forging of the mandolin image Collage Study, untitled 2 (Middle East) image Collage Study, untitled 3 (remembrance) image Collage Study, Momentum of Evolution image Collage Study, Anomie (the gypsy) image Raconteur (self-portrait) image Apocalyptic Figures image Momentum of ewvolution image Floodfall image The forging of the mandolin image Apocalyptic Figure II image Frontier image

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Within this framework, using intuitive focus on an inner-balancing process, I am creating multi-layered narratives about recovering the feminine.

Irene Wellm, 2012.

Special Performance by world music band, IMMINENCE @ 2.30pm.

At the launch of Irene Wellm’s exhibition Imminence will create music inspired by her art and the gallery.

Original contemporary world music ranging from passionate to soulful, played by three of Australia’s most creative violinists.This new violin trio plays music to reflect the environment and mood where they perform.

Ernie Gruner, Heather Stewart and Jenny Thomas are experienced in music styles including classical, celtic, klezmer, gypsy, indian, blues and cajun,as well as performance for theatre, dance and circus


Irene Wellm resides and works in Melbourne. In 2001 she completed a Master of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts. She has had numerous solo and group shows throughout Melbourne, Sydney, Western Australia and internationally, in the U.K (2008) and South Korea (2011) in addition to being represented at the Delhi Art Fair this year. A recipient of a number of fellowships and awards, Irene has also been a consistent finalist in recent years in a number of art prizes including Darebin La Trobe Aquisitive Art Prize 2001, Redlands Westpac Prize, Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship Exhibition, Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize, St.George Art Award, and Savage Club Art Prize. In 2000 she was the Australian represented for the UBS Art Award 2000, at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. In 2010 Irene was featured in the Australian Art Collector magazine and in 2011 she was included in the Korea & Australia 50 years friendship anniversary art exhibition in Korea, at the Korea Foundation Cultural Centre, Seoul, South Korea.

Irene is represented in ArtBank, the Ballarat Regional Gallery, the City of Darebin Art Collection, La Trobe University, Stockwelll Downs and private collections in Australia, Germany, Switzerland and the U.S.

For all enquiries including further images and/or a copy of the artist’s CV, please contact Catherine Asquith Gallery, (03) 9417 2828 or email

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