AT HOME | 29 June-24 July

AT HOME  | 29 June-24 July 2017
Exhibition Opening Saturday 1st July 2-4 pm Join us for Opening Drinks.

AT HOME is a curated group show  featuring paintings & drawings by 6 female artists:
KIATA MASON ,CHRISTINE WEBB, WENDY McDONALD, LIZZIE DENNIS,
PHILLIPA CROLL and SHARON MONAGLE

“Initial idea for this exhibition was Interiors, with the aim to explore our home spaces in a visual language of painting & drawing. It took 2 months to prepare the show and after selecting the paintings, it became obvious, that the title for this exhibition should be changed to AT HOME. This exhibition consists by 34 works by 6 female artists from Victoria and NSW, who didn’t know each other before the show.
Each exhibition is like a breathing, live organism that has life of its own. It draws to itself, like a magnet, different people, works, ideas and circumstances. And you can never predict how it will turn up, until you actually put all pieces up on the wall. Only then, you can see the beautiful synergy of colour, form, texture and subject matter. It becomes a cohesive unit, which is alive, vibrant and communicates with each other and audience in many unexpected ways.
This exhibition is not about concepts and ideas, but about the beauty and simplicity of our intimate spaces, where the whole process of homeostasis occurs by rebalancing and recharging our lives. Home is where the heart is and these artworks shine the warm, feminine light to the audience. They are snapshots of our everyday lives seen from the woman’s perspective.
May you all come home to your heart while exploring this visual journey from Outside to Inside.”

Curator
Brigita Lastauskaite

 

KIATA MASON

This series of work by Kiata Mason revolves around the collections of objects in the
domestic home environment. A quiet contemplation of the small and beautiful objects
that make a house a home. Looking at two familiar spaces, that of the sea side home
of my grandmothers at Lake Cathie and my aunts home in Palm beach as both have a
love of the found and collected object. The two homes are full of shells, paintings,
sculptures, flowers and other found things others might walk past, interspersed with
day to day objects of food and flowers, collected together tell a story of the people who
have lived in the house and bean part of the family.

 

At Georgia's with persimmon's 61x61 small
At Georgia’s with Persimmons | 61 x 61 cm
acrylics on canvas SOLD

 

Figs and Indian horse_40.7x50.9cm small
Figs and  Indian Horse | 40.7 x 50.9 cm
acrylics on canvas


Table at palm beach 61 x 61 cmsmall
Table at Palm Beach | 61 x 61 cm
acrylics on canvas SOLD

 

vogue patterns 45.8x45.8
  Vogue Patterns | 45.8 x 45.8 cm |
acrylics on canvas

Tray of Shells 61 x 61 cm small
Tray of Shells | 61 x 61 cm |
acrylics on canvas SOLD

 Indian Bird and green plate 40 x 50 cm small
Indian Bird and Green Plate | 40 x 50 cm |
acrylics on canvas

Side table with garden flowers 30.5 x 30.5 cm small
Side Table with Green Flowers | 30.5 x 30.5 cm
acrylics on canvas

 

judi's clay bird house40.7x50.9cm small

Judi’s Clay Bird House | 50.9 x 40.7 cm
acrylics on canvas

 

LIZZIE DENNIS

My practice is underpinned by my love of drawing.  I enjoy drawing from life,
with a focus on interiors and the relationships we have with our everyday domestic
environments and the other people and objects that may inhabit those spaces as well.
I also enjoy portraiture, and particularly portrait commissions, because it allows
me to focus on the elements that make each of us unique and irreplaceable.  I often
combine portraits with domestic spaces or personal objects in order to create a sense
of the everyday, yet in a familiar, but unfamiliar, sense. Whilst I like to experiment
with many mediums, I do work predominantly in colour pencil.  I enjoy the precision,
detail, texture, depth and lightness that pencil allows me to achieve.

 

IMG_7290
Who cares about nice? |  42cm x 37cm ,
colour pencil on paper

 

IMG_7287
Between a rock and a remote |  37.2cm x 38.5cm ,
colour pencil on paper

 

IMG_7289
Leave the key in the door | 38 x 36 cm
colour pencil on

 

CHRISTINE WEBB

I am a multi disciplinary artist who paints in Acrylic on stretched canvas, and works on
paper both figurative and abstract. The starting point for my work will be a sense of light and
colour and shafts of light will fall onto, through or around an object and the effects of that fall
of of light. Whether objects are transparent, of silhouetted against a window, I am continually
fascinated at the relationship between light and shadow, solid and transparent. When I draw
I like to anchor figures to the ground and chairs to a floor with a sense of dimension that’s
either evident and receding into the distance or tilted into the viewers picture plane.

 

CHRISTINE WEBB Elvis Wants a Walk 137x1137 cm e
Elvis Wants a Walk, Dixie’s Parlour
137 x 137 x 5 cm | acrylics on canvas

 

CHRISTINE WEBB Anthurium Armchair150x100
Anthurium Armchair | 100 x 150 cm
acrylics on canvas

 

CHRISTINE WEBB Sansepolcro Table 46x46 cm e
Sansepolcro Table | 46 x 46 x 2.5 cm
acrylics on canvas

 

SHARON MONAGLE

I find art is a useful tool to help me to explore, understand and to empathize
with people’s experiences – their reactions to self, to others and to the world
around them. It enables me to see beauty in the everyday and in imperfection.
Other key influences are the built and natural environments: in particular I
am drawn to the sea and boats (the daughter of a long line of sea-farers) and
to industrial scenes that tell us much about the way we live today. A degree of
abstraction seeks to remind us that we all see the same thing differently: our
perceptions are distorted by our own experience, our mood, our biases.Whilst
still experimenting with style and technique, I like to paint with acrylic and
tend to paint fast: often wet-on-wet, allowing the painting to emerge or
declare itself as I go.

 

sharon 3
Empty Room | acrylic on canvas board | framed
40.6 x 50.8 cm

sharon 2
Girl with a Dog | acrylics on canvas
45.7 x 45.7 cm

 

sharon 5
New Day | acrylics on canvas
61 x 50.5 cm

 

 sharon 4
 Girl in a Wallpapered Room | acrylics
on canvas | 74.5 x 60 cm


PHILIPPA CROLL

“These paintings represent the objects of everyday life whilst recognizing
that life consists of many layers and contradictions. Objects, rooms and
doorways are found in unexpected places. Our role in nature is shown by
the landscapes discovered within the objects themselves reflecting our
tendency to behave as though our actions are inconsequential. Nevertheless
they are optimistic, bright paintings reflecting our ability to take on the
challenges that we face, to create and move forward.”

 

suspended disbelief 91 x 76 $1650
Suspended Disbelief  91 x 76 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

 

Sea Change.acrylics on canvas 91 x 76 $1650
Sea Change | 91 x 76 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

 

cirtaintea1,2 acrylic on linen 92 x 92.$1750  cirtaintea 2 acrylics on linen 92 92cm $1750
Certaintea | 91 x 76 cm |  Acrylic on Canvas

 

Domestic Blitz (resized)
Domestic Blitz | 80 x 70 cm | acrylic on linen

lifes mixing pot. acrylics on linen 81 x 81 $1500
Life’s Mixing Pot          81.3 x 81.3 cm
Acrylic on linen

WENDY McDONNALD

“As an artist, I am continually evolving. My Still Life and Landscape works are narratives about the
connection I have to the both land and community, in our remote part of the river country. The “found”
interior paintings in this show are snapshots of a farming and artistic life intertwined. Included is foliage
from our forest, produce from the orchard and equipment for making. Small moments of the everyday,
providing a link between rural and city consciousness.”

 

Wendy.Bench with Blue Cloth 45 x 45 cm $800
Bench with Blue Cloth | 45 x 45 cm
acrylics on canvas

 

Wendy.Night Studio with vintage cloth 40 x 40 cm $750
 Night Studio with vintage cloth | 40 x 40 cm
acrylics on canvas

Wendy.Autumn Kitchen with Sketchbook 40 x 40 cm $750
 Autumn Kitchen with Sketchbook | 40 x 40 cm
acrylics on canvas SOLD

 

Wendy.Foliage on Artist's Bench 40 x 40 cm $750
 Foliage on Artist’s Bench | 40 x 40 cm
acrylics on canvas

 

Wendy .Studio Bench with Apples 45 x 45cm $800
 Studio Bench with Apples | 45 x 45 cm
acrylics on canvas

 

Wendy.Studio Bench with Tasseled Cloth 45 x 45 $800
 Studio Bench with Tasseled Cloth | 45 x 45 cm
acrylics on canvas

Wendy.studio with japanese bowl.45 x 45
 Studio with Japanese Bowl | 45 x 45 cm
acrylics on canvas SOLD

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