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We Shall Not All Sleep

  • No Vacancy Gallery 34-40 Jane Bell Lane Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

Opening Event - 14th September
Exhibition Runs 11 - 23 September 

Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday - 12am - 5pm


Three painters come together with their disparate, yet harmonious art practices to explore notions of meditation, restoration and reflection through the considered observance of nature, colour and symbolism.

Featuring new works by Renata WaterfallStacey Mrmacovski and Susannah Curtis.

Artwork by Renata Waterfall

Artwork by Renata Waterfall

Free Event 

About the artists

Renata Waterfall is a graduate of Sydney College of the Arts with with a Bachelor of Visual Arts and was a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize 2017 and finalist in the Bluethumb Art Prize 2018.  She also worked as studio assistant painting for artist John Young.

Drawing from interests in psychology, systematic theology and history, Renata is a masterful painter that portrays evocative, surreal dreamlike scenes, that explore aspects of the human experience as it relates to identity, nature, redemption, and intelligent design.

‘I enjoy using a symbolic narrative to invite meaning, and to ask questions about how we view human experience and our unique existential perceptions within it. I endeavour to engage with the viewer using poeticism through a distilled semiotic lens, in order to create a meditative moment of the self through engagement with surrealistic and poetic imagery’.

Stacey Mrmacovsk is an artist based in Melbourne, and in 2018 is proud to announce a new body of work. Inspired by the forms and colours of the Australian landscapes that surround her, Stacey invites the observer to create a moment of stillness and to find a sense of place and re-discovery. With each stroke of paint with the palette knife, Stacey brings to life a raw energy and honesty, much like the landscapes themselves.

After painting her whole life and working in the art education industry, it was only after the birth of her first son that Stacey decided to showcase her artwork to the public in 2014 and since then has gathered a following from collectors across Australia and internationally.

Stacey has participated in group shows in Melbourne and Singapore with Manyung Gallery and has worked closely with Interior Designers and Architects with custom commissions, including pieces for commercial and international collections, recently completing a piece stretching over 5metres wide.

Tasmanian based artist Susannah Curtis has a loose yet controlled style in her oil paintings. Her varied subject matter has the common theme and essence of light, which could be described as more real than reality.

Susannah has a Bachelor of Art in Visual Arts at Newcastle University, NSW   and recently completed a Master of Teaching.  Susannah was a finalist in this year’s Stanthorpe Art prize. She is currently working on illustrations for a book which partly focuses on disability, an area of health she is passionate about. After some years of varied work and bringing up a young family her art practice is now at the fore.

‘My creative mission and challenge within my work is to reveal the beauty that inherently lies within us all. Meditation and inner thought processes collaborate to find the grace I wish to convey. For me, the creative process is an infinite journey towards depicting authenticity.’

Susannah has just been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s Black Swan portraiture prize!

Later Event: 17 September
Sustainable House Day