new works by Robyn Walton

Being in limbo is something most of us have experienced. Can’t go forward, can’t go back, restlessly churning up the ground in a space that feels powerless and stuck.

Art Exhibition previously on at Heathcote Museum & Gallery in Fremantle precinct, Western Australia, Australia.
From Friday 15 August 2008 to Sunday 21 September 2008

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Published by anonymous on Friday 22 August 2008.
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Interested in the parallels and boundaries of the human and animal worlds, Walton has used an everyman figure in the form of the bonobo ape in the paintings and drawings in this exhibition to examine some of these ideas on a state of limbo.

For the patients of Heathcote Mental Reception home, limbo was the state in which they were interned. The site was founded in the 1920’s as a place for the treatment of ‘recoverable patients’. An intriguing term, implying a suspension of normality that can be reversed – a sleep of reason from which there will be an awakening – limbo with redemption.

Robyn Walton has been resident in Western Australia since 2003. Her most recent exhibition “one for sorrow, two for joy” was held at Fremantle Arts Centre in 2006. “Limbo” is the artist’s fifth solo exhibition., and is currently on show at Haethcote Museum & Gallery from 15 August to 21 September 2008.


Heathcote Museum & Gallery
Duncraig Road