Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery
15 February – 24 March 2017
I am very excited to share that I have recently installed my first solo exhibition and major showing of new works in over 2 and a half years. The exhibition is a collection of works celebrating the joy of travel and delight of reminiscing. The works share my observations of new cultures and environments and reflect on taking a journey, challenging oneself and finding a place in this world.
For a change the works are drawings and paintings, which are inspired by my recent overseas trips to Europe and New Zealand. As always themes of memory and place take precedence, as well as a continued interest in capturing fragments and observing the everyday.
In 2014, I moved back to my hometown of Biloela to manage the Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery. While this has been an incredibly rewarding experience, it has also been a challenge to manage creating alongside a busy workload. I am very excited to show not only in my hometown, but also in the gallery where I spend so much of my time. I am glad to be back into the creative process and to have re-gained some self confidence in my work which I had lost along the way. My friends and family have been absolutely wonderful supporters of my work and I thank you all for the encouragement you provide always.
22 February 2017
Look Down – Pompeii, 2016. Watercolour and ink on paper.