4 March to 30 March 2020 – Margaret River HEART
Jenny Barr – THIS HOPEFUL SHACK
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.
3 February to 28 February 2020
Linda Every – LOOK AROUND YOU
Linda’s Textile Art is a triumph of surprise as she experiments with natural dyes, designing and hand stitching the art onto hemp to achieve a stunning rustic effect. Linda’s assemblage work is the result of looking around following a bush fire, where she noticed the varied and rich colours of the charred leaves, branches and seeds which she gathered. She preserves the relationship of the plants found in a small area by stitching them onto canvas.
Tom De Souza – SEARCHING FOR SIMPLE PLEASURES
Searching for Simple Pleasures is the photo-story of Tom de Souza’s journey to rediscovering joy after drug addiction.
This photo-story is subsidiary to Tom’s first book, Meth: a journey to self-awareness. Publication is anticipated for 2022.