A trio of prominent artists is currently staging a show at Gallows Gallery bursting with WA themes and concepts.
The Mosman Park space is brimming with vibrant, quirky and inspired paintings, sculpture and jewellery that celebrate the distinctive landscapes and flora and fauna around us.
Works by Irene Osborne, Daniel Iley and Tania Spencer seamlessly merge to make up the Earth Stories exhibition, a thoughtfully curated showing of pieces that convey a powerful sense of place.
Earth Stories was opened by Michelle Broun, Aboriginal Curator of the WA Museum. Michelle drew on her own indigenous heritage in telling how impressed she was by the sensitivity of the pieces in relation to this ancient land.
She said the exhibition expresses the very essence of “country” with each artist conveying powerful visual narratives in response to the terrain. While very different in style and content, the pieces draw us back the theme.
Irene Osborneimparts a strong sense of place through her stunning landscapes.
Daniel Iley conveys an intimate relationship with nature through sculpture and materials gathered from the earth.
The collected artefacts from the land in Tania Spencer’s rustic metal jewellery and objects evoke stories of a rural and pastoral landscape.
The combination of mediums allow patrons to appreciate the diverse ways in which a theme can be articulated through various dimensions, textures and renderings, with metals, wood, paint and other materials collected from the landscape, man-made and natural.
This combined exhibition really works, and the years of artistic experience share by Irene, Daniel and Tania shine through in the high quality of the works.
Throughout the gallery we encounter the colours, textures and shapes of our unique yet fragile Western Australian home.
Pop over to Gallows and check it out this week!
Earth Stories runs until Sunday, 19January. Open 11am – 6pm daily. On Sunday, 19 January, open 10am to 2pm.
53 Glyde Street, Mosman Park