Exhibition Dates: May 25 - June 11, 2022

Donna Walsh

Nights with paint

While walking or driving at night I take many photos in the urban landscape, I stay open to what I may find and often it isn’t realised until I am back in the studio with the photographic images that the subjects are found, it may be a sliver of light, something eerie, atmospheric, shadowy monstrous trees or a fragment of something that captures my interest but finding my way into painting through the act of looking is the subject along with found imagery.

These nocturnes were painted at night with a dark palette and a cinematic aesthetic. I like to set a specific palette to work with colour affectively as I am interested in how colour culturally and experientially evokes embodied experience and how painting itself may conjure a psychological place as the paintings merge with the night explorations.

Katrina Harris

Connection to Place

My paintings deal with the connections we make to place, whether they are based on a personal whim, rite of passage, recreation or an inherent need to connect to nature.

Spending time traversing the cliffs and rocks I’ve developed a respect for the power and precariousness of the elements.  Combining a sensory experience and drawing from anecdotal stories, I explore ideas of exploration, solitude and isolation within the landscape and contemplate the positive and negative values of place.

Referencing the sublime and interchanging between paint driven marks and considered marks, I use an exaggerated perspective of natural elements to explore the theme of connection to place.  My practice process combines sketches and photo montages drawing back into the painting to eventually find my image. 

I’d like to respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation who are the traditional owners of the land that this gallery is upon and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.  I like to acknowledge the Bunurong People who are the traditional owners of the place that I have made an emotional connection with in researching and preparing for this show.  I pay my respect to the Bunurong Elders past, present and emerging.

Rick Doyer

Toons, Goons and other entities

Usually or unusually , my work is spawned from a single found or sourced object. 

Industrial or organic, they tendril to a playful evocation . Exploring the connectivity of apposing mediums, concepts and forms often colour driven , derive and arrive through the simple need to have fun .