news: hide & seek
Roberta and I are very excited to announce we’re having an exhibition! Hide & Seek is a free exhibition, opening for just two weeks from Wednesday 11 April 2018 at the Creative Space – 105 Abbott Road, North Curl Curl
Roberta is displaying a suite of works including depictions of details from daily domestic life – memories of home – painted in acrylics on vintage Kauri floorboards rescued from a demolished Sydney house. Painting on timber panels is not unusual but rarely before has the timber itself been an integral part of every composition – offering its own history to the unfolding story. In a further exploration of materials, she will also exhibit elegant multi-layered machine carved birch-ply panels illustrating native flora and birds.
I am showing two series of works utilising large sheets of heavy-weight and richly textured paper. The first are pictorial responses to timeless passages from the Tao Te Ching; the second, imagery inspired by the 17th century haiku of Matsuo Basho. Using hammer and punch, the designs are cut through the paper and thereby drawn in light. These almost ephemeral works are displayed upon stands crafted from revitalised construction timbers – proudly wearing the scars of their former lives.
The exhibition is open 10 am – 4 pm, Wednesday 11 – Sunday 22 April 2018 (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
There will be daily opportunities to engage with the artists as they work in the gallery.
Opening Night is 6 – 8 pm on Wednesday 11 April 2018 – Public are welcome to attend.
Free Floor Talks: Finding the Hidden, presented by Roberta Landers & Martin Wale
11 am – Midday, Saturday 14 April and 11 am – Midday, Wednesday 18 April
Workshop: Make Your Point – Drawing with hammer and punch, presented by Martin Wale
2 – 4 pm, Saturday 21 April, $20 per person. (Attendance by advance booking only – 0412 671 346)
One studio, two artists – both seeking the beauty often hidden in plain sight
This exhibition is proudly and generously sponsored by Northern Beaches Council