Location: Brush & Press Studio @ Artisans on Flinders, 354 Flinders St, Townsville
9.30am-1.30pm Sat & Sun
Exhibition duration: 9 June until 14 July 2013
The Landscape has always been of interest in my work. I am inspired by the colours, textures, natural rock and land formations, insects, trees, and the esoteric nature of place.
I believe the landscape depicts its own story to be told. I draw inspiration in the solitude of drawing on location. The process I go through to create my pictures is that I start to see and draw the landscape in the distance and then gradually focus on subjects in closer proximity until I start to see and interpret the essential character of place.
These Monotype is reflective of winter in the dry tropics which I have interpreted to be the essential character of Queensland.
|Jo Lankester, MT Stuart IV, Monotype, 2012, 76 x 56cm, $545 framed|
|Jo Lankester, MT, Stuart Grass Trees II, 2012, Monotype, 76 x 56cm, $545 Framed|
“Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths” J.W. Goethe (1749-1832)
I have used Townsville’s picturesque landscapes as symbols to portray my journey through life. Local paths, bridges, waterways and mountains represents voyages, crossings of tribulations, decision making, challenges, failures and triumphs.
Even though we share life and the landscape, you as the viewer, will have your own unique connection to some very familiar Townsville scenes. So too will we all experience life differently as individuals and will make our own unique decisions with different outcomes.
The landscape, similar to our life, is constantly changing: new seedlings will sprout, streams will redirect, harsh changes will be made by nature’s forces, roads will be closed, but still the journey will continue
|Zelma Schulten, Kissing Point’s Path, Zink plate Etching, 20 x 25, 2012 cm, Edition 30, $295.00 framed|
|Zelma Schulten, Wooden Bridge over Creek, Zink plate Etching, 20 x 24,6 cm,2012, Edition 30, $295.00 framed|
|Zelma Schulten, Ross River from Riverside Gardens II, Copper plate Etching and Drypoint, 32 x 26 cm, 2012, $295.00 framed|
|Zelma Schulten, My Castle II, Zink plate Etching and Drypoint, 20 x 16,5 cm, 2012, $295.00 framed|
Rhonda Stevens lives and works on Magnetic Island and her natural environment remains a constant source of inspiration with the myriad complexities of humanity, particularly the disparate interconnectedness of peoples and things
After following her love of sculpture from studying at Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne she has moved into the magical multi leveled world of printmaking and seeks to explore both in the developing of her art.
Is place caught in the shadows, the reflections, the echoes, or is it “about place” where we are in time trammeled in the continuous flux of the mix of life?
The very nature of Place is its always shifting let us keep exploring everywhere with our natural sense of wonder not blinkered by the material world
|Rhonda Stevens,Tickle, Etched Aluminium & Charbonnel Ink, 2013, 55 x 36 cm, $295.00|
|Rhonda Stevens, Auguries on the Sea Shore, Etched Aluminium & Charbonnel Ink, 2013, 55 x 36 cm, $295.00|
|Rhonda Stevens, Shadows on the Wall 1, Etched Aluminium & Charbonnel Ink, 2013, 55 x 36 cms, $295.00|
|Rhonda Stevens, Shadows on the Wall 2, Etched Aluminium & Charbonnel Ink, 2013, 55 x 36 cm, $295.00|
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P.S. To purchase any of the prints and prints sculptures featured please contact me directly or come into Artisans on Flinders, 345 Flinders St, Townsville