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Gardens of Mind and Myth – Group Show Opening

  • Ceres Temperance Hall 40 McCann Street Ceres, VIC, 3221 Australia (map)

Extremely talented artists, Amy Wright, Emma Itzstein and Liz Wickramasinghe will be exhibiting some of their beautiful works at their group show – Gardens of Mind and Myth. Join the artists at Ceres Temperance Hall for their opening afternoon on Sunday 15th September, from 2pm to 4pm.

Amy Wright is a Geelong based landscape painter with a diverse creative background in textiles, sculpture and floral design. Her work sits between abstract and semi figurative, and looks to capture the often unnoticed or disregarded in a botanical landscape. Her works are tactile, with textural surfaces and patterning being integral to Wright’s process.

Itzstein’s travels to Italy and visits to the gardens of Villa Melzi in Lake Como was the catalyst for her collection. The private summer residence at Bellagio was build in neo-classical style during the Napoleonic era, set off by steep sloping gardens and exotic trees. Egyptian sculptures and Roman statues line the winding paths that whisk the wanderer to tranquil Japanese ponds surrounded by maple and cedar trees. Inspired by the deep symbolism of these vast gardens, Itzstein’s work returns to the notion of nature as sacred and divine.

Wickramasinghe interprets “Gardens of Mind and Myth” with selected works encompassing the imagined, abstracted and rearranged landscapes; botanical arrangements exploring the juxtaposition of human made environments with elements of nature. Details such as plants, blossoms, roots and grasses are interwoven with a more geometric and architectural use of line, shape and pattern.

Opening:
2-4pm, Sunday 15th September

Exhibition Dates:
Thursday 12th September – Thursday 26th September

Pre-sales will open Wednesday 11th September! You can register for pre-sales HERE

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