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Stille – Casey Freeman, Grant Stewart, Jessie Pitt, Tash Carah & Melanie Caple

  • QV Gallery 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne 3000 Australia (map)

Stille – Casey Freeman, Grant Stewart, Jessie Pitt, Tash Carah & Melanie Caple

Exhibition extended until 20th May


An Exhibition of Painting, Drawing and Photography

They gather and sleep in open fields surrounded by nature and the stillness of the night.  – Justin Jones

‘Stille’ (German), meaning ‘stillness’, is not the absence of physical movement. It is being-ness that remains unaffected by any movement, action or doing. It is the depth of the ocean unaffected by its waves.

The collection of works selected for this exhibition represent stillness found in nature. Stille invites the viewer to connect with human nature, the silent place within, where stillness speaks.


   Tash     Carah    Tash is a photographer on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, with a passion for landscapes and the ocean.  The images in her collection of fine art prints have been taken over many years spent exploring beaches and the countryside close to home, and travelling throughout Australia and overseas.  Using film and digital formats, Tash prefers to keep her photography as organic as possible.  Most of her images are hand held and are generally untouched, with little or no manipulation. They are nature as you see it.  Tash studied photography in Melbourne, and now works out of her studio at The Nook Gallery in Mornington.  She has exhibited in numerous art shows, and held her first solo exhibition in 2016.

Tash Carah

Tash is a photographer on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, with a passion for landscapes and the ocean.

The images in her collection of fine art prints have been taken over many years spent exploring beaches and the countryside close to home, and travelling throughout Australia and overseas.

Using film and digital formats, Tash prefers to keep her photography as organic as possible.  Most of her images are hand held and are generally untouched, with little or no manipulation. They are nature as you see it.

Tash studied photography in Melbourne, and now works out of her studio at The Nook Gallery in Mornington.  She has exhibited in numerous art shows, and held her first solo exhibition in 2016.


  Grant Stewart   Grant Stewart is a Sydney based cross-disciplinary artist. He blends code and robotics with traditional materials to create work that appears to be both hand made and digitally fabricated.  Using a custom designed and built ‘drawing robot’ delicate line drawings slowly emerge using a process that takes days and sometimes weeks to complete. The ‘drawing robot’ receives information from various sensors, which it converts into mechanical movement that control a pen. The final works marry the precise nature of code and machinery with the unpredictable physicality of real world materials. The vibrations of the motors, the gradual depletion of ink, and the texture of the paper are integral to the final works. Until the code manifests itself as ink on a page, it remains merely a set of instructions.

Grant Stewart

Grant Stewart is a Sydney based cross-disciplinary artist. He blends code and robotics with traditional materials to create work that appears to be both hand made and digitally fabricated.

Using a custom designed and built ‘drawing robot’ delicate line drawings slowly emerge using a process that takes days and sometimes weeks to complete. The ‘drawing robot’ receives information from various sensors, which it converts into mechanical movement that control a pen. The final works marry the precise nature of code and machinery with the unpredictable physicality of real world materials. The vibrations of the motors, the gradual depletion of ink, and the texture of the paper are integral to the final works. Until the code manifests itself as ink on a page, it remains merely a set of instructions.


  Jessie Pitt   Jessie is from Melbourne, Australia, and is currently based in Tirol, Austria.  Deeply inspired by the natural world, with a focus on mountain landscapes. The constantly changing light, moods, seasons in the mountains offer a constant stream of inspiration. Jessie feels strongly connected to the mountainous landscape and her artworks are influenced by what she sees in connection to what she feels. A painter of light and shadow, conveying an impression or a mood. Bringing an impression of the true soul of the mountains to everyone.  Her current works are painted/drawn on un-stretched canvas predominantly, that she deliberately crumples to add texture, which is an important part of the finished artwork. Giving them a natural and free look without constraints. Using various mediums such as graphite, charcoal, ink and acrylic combining both painting and drawing techniques to build up the artworks in layers, trying to achieve a sense of depth and translucency in her artworks.  Jessie is working/exhibiting internationally. Countries that she has exhibited in are England, Australia, Austria, Italy, France, Germany, Spain.  She recently exhibited at The Other Art Fair in L.A. She has work in private collections throughout Europe, Australia, and the USA.

Jessie Pitt

Jessie is from Melbourne, Australia, and is currently based in Tirol, Austria.

Deeply inspired by the natural world, with a focus on mountain landscapes. The constantly changing light, moods, seasons in the mountains offer a constant stream of inspiration. Jessie feels strongly connected to the mountainous landscape and her artworks are influenced by what she sees in connection to what she feels. A painter of light and shadow, conveying an impression or a mood. Bringing an impression of the true soul of the mountains to everyone.

Her current works are painted/drawn on un-stretched canvas predominantly, that she deliberately crumples to add texture, which is an important part of the finished artwork. Giving them a natural and free look without constraints. Using various mediums such as graphite, charcoal, ink and acrylic combining both painting and drawing techniques to build up the artworks in layers, trying to achieve a sense of depth and translucency in her artworks.

Jessie is working/exhibiting internationally. Countries that she has exhibited in are England, Australia, Austria, Italy, France, Germany, Spain.  She recently exhibited at The Other Art Fair in L.A. She has work in private collections throughout Europe, Australia, and the USA.


  Casey Freeman    Casey is a self-taught artist living and painting in her studio in North Melbourne. After completing degrees in Social Science and Psychology Casey had what she describes as a ‘love affair with ink’ and went on to pursue a fulltime career in visual art. She now exhibits her paintings locally and internationally, recently returning from a successful show at the Tokyo Art Fair.  The lines and movement found in Casey’s work echo the purity and stillness of nature. Part of her process is to observe and study the natural elements.    “I want to internalise the uniformity found in an alpine forest, the movement of billowing clouds, and the depth of colour in ocean currents. I do not want to recreate the image with my brushes; rather, with a minimal selection of materials I aim to capture the essence, simplicity and purity of the natural world.”   Casey is represented by Studio Gallery Melbourne and her upcoming shows include Denfair, The Brunswick Street Gallery and The Other Art Fair Melbourne.

Casey Freeman


Casey is a self-taught artist living and painting in her studio in North Melbourne. After completing degrees in Social Science and Psychology Casey had what she describes as a ‘love affair with ink’ and went on to pursue a fulltime career in visual art. She now exhibits her paintings locally and internationally, recently returning from a successful show at the Tokyo Art Fair.

The lines and movement found in Casey’s work echo the purity and stillness of nature. Part of her process is to observe and study the natural elements.

 “I want to internalise the uniformity found in an alpine forest, the movement of billowing clouds, and the depth of colour in ocean currents. I do not want to recreate the image with my brushes; rather, with a minimal selection of materials I aim to capture the essence, simplicity and purity of the natural world.”

Casey is represented by Studio Gallery Melbourne and her upcoming shows include Denfair, The Brunswick Street Gallery and The Other Art Fair Melbourne.


  Melanie Caple   Melanie has completed her Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) and has a Masters of Arts Management. As an artist, curator and arts manager Melanie has worked in multiple capacities within the arts industry. She has exhibited in various group exhibitions and has staged solo exhibitions around Melbourne and in Gippsland including a major solo exhibition at the Latrobe Regional Gallery as the recipient of the annual Dick Bishop Memorial Award. Most recently she was the winner of the People’s Choice Award in the Roi Art Prize in 2016, and completed a major public art urban mural commission in 2018. Melanie divides her time between Melbourne’s north and her large painting studio in South Gippsland.   Melanie asks the viewer to consider the juxtapositions shown in her work – the wild freedom of mountains set against the night sky, organic foliage with geometric forms, and the familial against an unattainable night sky. There is hope and wonder captured in graphite, ink and watercolour. Imagine, if you will, the artist regularly forced from home and longing for the place that makes her feel safe, whole and calm.

Melanie Caple

Melanie has completed her Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) and has a Masters of Arts Management. As an artist, curator and arts manager Melanie has worked in multiple capacities within the arts industry. She has exhibited in various group exhibitions and has staged solo exhibitions around Melbourne and in Gippsland including a major solo exhibition at the Latrobe Regional Gallery as the recipient of the annual Dick Bishop Memorial Award. Most recently she was the winner of the People’s Choice Award in the Roi Art Prize in 2016, and completed a major public art urban mural commission in 2018. Melanie divides her time between Melbourne’s north and her large painting studio in South Gippsland.

Melanie asks the viewer to consider the juxtapositions shown in her work – the wild freedom of mountains set against the night sky, organic foliage with geometric forms, and the familial against an unattainable night sky. There is hope and wonder captured in graphite, ink and watercolour. Imagine, if you will, the artist regularly forced from home and longing for the place that makes her feel safe, whole and calm.