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Category Archives: 2019

Toni Messiter
14th – 31st August 2019

Within a framework of Old Master’s Portraits, Messiter’s paintings underscore the complexity of familial relationships all the while using dolls as the protagonists. There can be found themes of nurturing, love, rivalry, jealousy and coercion, and maybe more. [maxgallery id="13747"] Toni Messiter is a painter who began her practice over 20 years ago. Her father,…
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Gretal Ferguson
Women’s Work
26th June – 13th July 2019

    Women’s Work explores the changing roles of women in craft and society, commenting on the perception of what women do versus what we are actually capable of.  By combining the traditionally masculine craft of silversmithing with hand stitching, this exhibition endeavours to challenge the entrenched gender roles within craft and society while paying…
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Claire Primrose
I am Going Outside
6th November – 30th November 2019

[maxgallery id="14168"] For Claire Primrose, going outside is paramount. Based in the town of Queanbeyan, south-east of Canberra, Primrose travels often to the breath-taking mountain ranges that surround her home. Upon arriving, she absorbs herself within the environment and aims for a panoramic view; foraging and collecting samples on her way from passing rivers and…
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Shaelene Murray
9th October – 2nd November 2019

Shaelene Murray’s figurative sculptures speak of society, history, experience and nostalgia. By re-contextualizing materials and processes from industry and the domestic sphere, Murray explores archetypes of femininity, and the roles which women play in the context of social and domestic life. Kin explores the complex familial relationships that emerge in the contentious arena of the…
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Barbara Ryman
Leaves Fall
9th October – 26th October 2019

‘A dear friend was fond of declaiming “the macrocosm, the microcosm!” whilst dramatically gesturing towards the world in general. I think of her when my gaze is drawn to small things. The understated and fragile, textures at my fingertips, shadows and sighs, a tiny movement that says I am here. In these whisperings I am…
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