Heather Shimmen, Gallery 101, Melbourne

Heather Shimmen’s extraordinary detailed lino-cut prints deal with themes of migration and land. They tell individual and collective stories of struggle and fancy to expand the sanctioned histories of our colonial past and question the meaning of our national identity.

Art Exhibition previously on at Gallery 101 (now closed) in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 29 October 2008 to Saturday 22 November 2008
Launch Thursday 30 October 2008, 6pm

Lost II image

Published by Gallery 101 on Tuesday 02 September 2008.
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This series of work relates to the local mythology of the coastal landscape around Venus Bay, in south eastern Victoria where Heather has a studio. References to once inhabited beachside shacks and to the regional vegetation and local birdlife abound in these works. Shimmen creates a mythological world, where the past very much inhabits the present. Our view is obscured in translation – by language and time. Like looking through the sway of rippled glass, Shimmen’s world of stories is fluid and distilled, populated by creatures and beings that bear testimony of their own existence.


Ground level, 101 Collins Street

Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 12pm – 4pm