Sally Stokes- “Covid 19- no trip to the desert this year. Instead I worked from the Sydney Hawkesbury Sandstone bush, sitting amongst the bush in silence, drawing out some essentials, feeling the connection that emerges when all else drops away. It’s that emotional connection, the memory of it and the beauty and variety of the bush. Nothing is predictable, and more and more emerges with the sitting and drawing.”
Ellie Malin – “End of Summer 2020, the exigent stench of bushfires filled the air. A few short weeks later, we were confining warily inside our homes. Our environment contracted to a limited 5km radius and ‘walks to nowhere’ around the neighbourhood became an everyday outing. Inspiration of my Australian landscape became singularly focused and centred on time spent outdoors and gazing out windows towards the horizon. Old terraces lined up as if to hold each other up, along densely populated streets, front yard foliage, a curious gum tree, scattering pink sunsets, it was these elements and moments from life that connected me with the landscape. For this work I swapped the etching press for a paintbrush to achieve more immediate results, laying out colours and shapes purposely revealing and concealing information beneath the surface.”
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install images by Carli Wilson Photography.