WENDY STOKES Mark & Place: the space between

Daily ritual informs my painting and drawing practice. Residing on the north coast of NSW, my day like many, begins with a ritual walk along the coastal fringe. It is a ritual practice and one which is performed morning and evening on most days of the year irrespective of the weather.

Art Exhibition previously on at Catherine Asquith Gallery (Archived) in Fitzroy-Collingwood precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 04 September 2012 to Saturday 22 September 2012
Launch Saturday 08 September 2012, 2 to 4pm

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Walking involves moving through a space and upon a surface. The geography of the terrain offers multiple perspectives as I move through the landscape space; one is able to look down from above, where form and space are compressed, one looks across the ocean as surface, at another moment the edge of the ocean, where the sand becomes surface, porous to the tide; ocean glimpses shift through twisted foliage, headlands dissect the space; sky and ocean merge without an horizon.

While these experiences may provide visual clues “Mark and Place- the space between” are not works painted as en plein air mimetic experience; instead they are of experience, one of immersion in place and atmosphere; the works are the residue of experience in its distilled form. The paintings themselves are borne out of performative practice in the studio, translating these spatial and surface experiences through the receptive qualities of the canvas surface and residue of mark.


A professional artist since 1980 Wendy has exhibited extensively, throughout Australia and internationally, including Montreal, Seoul, Hong Kong and New York.

Wendy is well represented in Australian public galleries and museums including the National Gallery of Australia; Print Council of Australia; Port Macquarie Regional Gallery; Bathurst Regional Gallery; Warnambool Regional Gallery; Parliament House, Canberra; Artbank; and numerous corporate collections including: Crown Casino; Shell Company Australia, London, UK; State Bank of New South Wales; National Australia Bank; AMP; Ford Australia; IBM; Law Institute of Victoria; Lend Lease Development; Sanyo; Mercantile Mutual; Elders Group; Carlton Breweries; Price Waterhouse; ANZ Bank; Australian Wheat Board; Jones Lang Wootton; Transfield Collection; Chancellery, Melbourne University; Qantas; Sandoz; Bank of South Australia; Century Radison; Sheraton Four Points; and Crowne Plaza.

Wendy has also been the recipient of numerous prestigious art prizes and in 2010 alone, she was a finalist in the Glover Prize, the Alice Springs Art Prize, the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), and the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA).

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 enquiries@catherineasquithgallery.com

Works from the exhibition are sellling now!

View exhibition on line @ www.catherineasquithgallery.com