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Gracetown artist, Jenny Barr’s exhibition – “This Hopeful Shack” – explores a year of living in a seaside shack through drawing, using only an Ipad with Adobe draw and an Apple pencil and large scale printing. The drawings are accompanied by a poem from Miriam Wei Wei Lo and timelapse projections of the drawing of drawings.
The drawings are a direct and idiosyncratic response to the unique interior environment contained within the walls of the small, original 1970’s beach shack that is both her home and studio – Barr’s ‘This Hopeful Shack’ series is a richly layered exploration of patterns and interior design elements presented in conjunction with incongruous motifs, imagery and themes drawn from the brine and the salty deep.
In these large-scale prints, the lines between inside and outside, environments both domestic and wild, and distinctions between nature and culture become blurred, then rendered moot and ultimately indistinguishable – all very real possibilities in this epoch of rising sea levels, extreme weather events and other increasingly common disruptions.
Official Opening: Friday March 6th 6-8pm
Margaret River HEART
Everyone welcome. Wines supplied by Elizabeth Reed of Flor Marché.
The exhibition continues until the 30th March 2020. Open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.