Gallery 3

The bush has feelings. It has a soul. But does it have a voice?

Art Exhibition previously on at red gallery in Fitzroy-Collingwood precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 20 May 2015 to Saturday 06 June 2015
Launch Wednesday 20 May 2015, 6-8pm

Roz Esplin, Mercy, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 122.5cm x 97cm image

Published by red gallery on Saturday 09 May 2015.
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“Sometimes I think we take the bush – our environment – for granted. We think we can control nature. In the city, we all too often ignore it – think of it as a destination for a Sunday drive. Over several years, when my husband was Commissioner for Emergency Services I made many paintings; some considered, and some, intuitive responses to the times and the events taking place including the many bushfires.”

Esplin’s work leans towards abstraction. She is interested in spacial organisation – the relationship of forms within a space and in eliciting an emotional response from the viewer. In this current body of work she aims to portray the changing cycle and circumstances of the bush. Presenting it in a way that captures both the beauty and the horror of nature.


red gallery contemporary art space
157 St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North

Wednesday – Saturday 11-6pm