‘Place & Space’ explores a contemporary view of landscape evoking the world of abstraction through paintings, prints, and photographs. Cary Whitworth illustrates her exploration of ‘inner landscapes’ derived from memories of place and time. Lee-Ann uses her photographs to explore the cartography of the human body and common elements found in the known environment to convey their own unique sense of landscape.
Paintings by Clive Patterson, Annie Hudson, Helen Campbell, Laura Keely, Helen Ryan, & Justine Lois Thorpe possess identifiable features of landscape, but may also introduce ambiguity, combining motifs that take the viewer on an interpretive journey. Anthea Eames conveys a haunting presence of Australia's ancient past by utilising indigenous earth pigments and patterns, and Laurence Causse-Parsley & juli Jana reveal their fascination with space through dynamic use of colour and form. Rounding out the exhibition Helen Benson’s intriguing screen prints describe the complex structure and pattern of buildings vis a vis related constructed objects.
This exhibition aims to engage the visitor in a conversation about how we envisage landscape and our environment.