Passage

Passage

John Pratt’s print and drawings are often concerned with the way physical surroundings evoke various states of being, both of the mind and body. Passage, exploring the concept of flight, began with a journey across the wide landscape of the Hay Plain, where the artist...
Place

Place

Judy Holding has established her artistic identity through the development of a personal ‘visual vocabulary’ of symbolic forms. In particular, her depictions of trees and birds in sculpture and on paper reflect her abiding love of the diverse flora and fauna of...
Transient

Transient

Dianne Fogwell has long studied the effects of fire. In early 2020, she writes, “the haze and unburnt particles that laid a blanket of smoke over Canberra were the ghostly indicators of the immense devastation and turmoil . . . Contemplating the strength and fragility...
Moments of darkness and of light

Moments of darkness and of light

Ceramicist Kelly Austin is interested in how an understanding of one object may influence the perception of another; in the ‘friction’ between the recognisable and the abstract; in how placement and proximity, harmony and discord can generate various propositions and...
Studies in solitude

Studies in solitude

Since completing his formal art training in 1977, Melbourne artist Thornton Walker has travelled extensively and had more than forty solo exhibitions. His work is represented in collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the British Museum and the Aichi...
A fundamental pause

A fundamental pause

Canberra artist Kirrily Humphries borrowed the title of this exhibition in a phrase from the poem, Crumbling is not an instant’s act, by the American poet Emily Dickinson. The poem speaks to the process of decay and the passing of time, and these are reflected in...