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Reconnected: A recovery story

Updated: Oct 28, 2020

MAC exhibition 4 July – 11 October

Following the 2 month lock down in Autumn this year my local regional gallery in lake Macquarie, MAC, reopened the gallery space with a full scale exhibition that celebrates the resilience of our region. The exhibition provides not only a poignant insight into our individual experiences of the pandemic and our way forward, but also appropriately, for the first time, a survey of the regions creative diversity and talent. Congratulations to my fellow artists on their contributions to this exhibition.

My work Iron Outcrop (pictured), and Desert Cliff are included:

"Our country is a place of immense colour and contrast. In 2019 I visited our arid desert regions over a three month investigation into the nature of our land. Emerging from my east coast existence of lush green forests, I witnessed the vibrancy of our land in all it’s subtleties. The glow of the pink sands of the desert, the fluorescence of all the shades of spinifex, from Broken Hill to the Pilbara. Where every dune or plant has a colour shifting from one region to another. Here, in Milstream-Chichester, the rocks gather upon the plains, the trees shade their feet and hue collides under a full sun. The colour of this land is pure light in all it’s spectrum, an energy that cannot be grasped.

These works were painted towards the end of the lockdown, as we emerged from the safety of our cocoons and I considered the broader world again."

To find out more visit the MAC website here.

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