A sense of place; a sense of space- Australian landscape paintings

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I’ve just spent a lovely afternoon at the Louis Joel centre viewing the works displayed in ‘A sense of place; a sense of space’ – Australian landscape paintings by Dovey Dee. Dovey is an American artist who lives in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

I’ve attended a fair few exhibitions at the Joel over the last year, it’s my new local community artspace and I must say that Dovey’s exhibition has been my favourite to date. The exhibition was curated really professionally, with enough space to breathe between works. Along each long wall are framed field drawings created with oil pastel – these little studies create movement and texture and help engage the viewer in a story about the rugged and ever-changing terrain they now find themselves in. The 3 centrepieces are large and finished with bold colours. Their line on the far wall sets a mood that is quintessentially Australian. It’s a tale of land meets sea, dry to wet, honey tones illuminated by blue-white and the crackling earth and trees encompassing it all.

The exhibition will be on until Thursday 19th July, for those in the Altona area.

 

Studio Images: Exhibition progress

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My weekends consist of painting from morning to night, I often come out of the studio wafting of turpentine and go to work on Monday with dried paint on my forearms. I feel both excitement and trepidation as I work towards 2 exhibitions, one of which is my very own solo exhibition at Graydon Gallery in New Farm. I am beginning to feel like it is all coming together…. a long way to go still…. and a lot more weekends of painting.

Exhibition dates:

Aware: Brisbane Artsworkers Collective- group exhibition featuring works from 6 Brisbane based artists running from 15-19 June 2016 Graydon Gallery, New Farm

Emergence: Solo exhibition by Genevieve C Jackson 22-26 June 2016 Graydon Gallery, New Farm. Opening night 24th June 6-8pm live Jazz and nibbles. More details to come..

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