Songs of Land and Sea is an integrated exhibition of sculptural clay objects and paintings inspired by our ocean and landscapes.
The exhibition features a small group of established and emerging local artists including Jillian Kurz, Kate Stevens, Lucy Henry and myself. Works range from the realistic through to abtsract and the whimsical.
I have been responsible for teaching and encouraging the artists taking part in the exhibition, which helps showcase the quality of the tuition on offer at the Fremantle Arts Centre.
The invited students are Stephen Alfrich, Julia Bull, Catherine Martin, Narayani Palmer and Anita Wagner.
The artists are of varying ages, artistic motivations, experience, and cultural backgrounds. As such, the exhibition will celebrate the richness of our community.
For the contributing emerging artists, it will be the first occasion to exhibit a body of their work, plus a unique opportunity for them to work with me, learning the steps and processes involved in staging an exhibition from scratch.
All attest to having experienced the therapeutic benefits of learning and practising clay sculpture in a nurturing environment.
The works produced are personal, quirky and charming. We hope this will encourage viewers to join adult art classes and explore their own creative talents.
The exhibition shows that you don’t have to be a full-time artist to exhibit and have your work valued.
The Songs of Land and Sea exhibition runs from 9 – 24 June at the Moores Gallery, 46 Henry Street Fremantle, daily 10am to 4pm.