Place and Space

Gallery 1, 2 + 3

FEATURING: Julie Bradley, Annie Burns, Katharine Campbell, Elizabeth Faul, Penelope Hunt, Claire Mooney, Bernadette Pilli, Carol Swain and Carole Wilson

Art Exhibition previously on at red gallery in Fitzroy-Collingwood precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 22 July 2015 to Saturday 08 August 2015
Launch Wednesday 22 July 2015, 6-8pm

Katharine Campbell, Edifice 1, 2014, pencil on paper, 226 x 75.5cm image Annie Burns, Road - Northern Iceland, 2014, photographic print on fine art paper, 42x59cm image Bernadette Pilli, Mapping Dandenong 1830, 2014, oil on canvas, 74x90cm image Carol Swain, Turn Around,  2015, oil on canvas, 25.5 x 20cm image Carole Wilson, Field Notes (Coastal), 2015, hand cut maps on paper, 100 x 45cm image Claire Mooney, Slow Swarm, 2014, acrylic & photocopy transfer on plywood, 60x90cm image Elizabeth Faul, The Model Maker - Spring, 2014, mixed media collage, 46x92cm image Julie Bradley, Leviathan, 2014, collage and gouache, 76 x 224 cm image Penelope Hunt, The Deep End, 2015, pigment inkjet print, 28x42cm image

Published by red gallery on Saturday 11 July 2015.
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In Place and Space nine Australian artists present their interpretation of our physical surroundings. For some this is a direct response to changes they have observed in our environments while for others it is an interpretation of their connection to a place.

In Annie Burns’ series of photographs we see the phenomenal natural beauty of Iceland intersected by manmade forms. Katharine Campbell’s works on paper and Carole Wilson’s series of collages also highlight the effect of human impact on our eco systems. Wilson’s choice of contemplative hand cut processes and reclaimed materials are one small attempt to provide a pause in which to consider this state of ecological decline.

In Penelope Hunt’s series of photographs we see how the passing of time can change our sense of place. Elizabeth Faul’s work echoes this sentiment; her works inspire a sense of nostalgia for a childhood surrounded by the natural environment. Bernadette Pilli seeks to revisit the feeling of places she has travelled, transforming memories to record something specifically recalled from that experience.

Inspired by nature, disasters and abandoned building sites Carol Swain’s abstracted paintings create an atmosphere that takes the viewer beyond the here and now. Using pattern and repetition to generate modifiers or replacements for language Claire Mooney’s mix media works seek to subvert and submerge a direct vision of the landscape.

Julie Bradley’s large collage works draw on the mythology of the natural environment. Her works demonstrate an ongoing investigation between humans and the natural world.


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157 St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North

Wednesday – Saturday 11-5pm