In the sun-scorched vastness of Stephanie Eather‘s creative terrain, the shearing shed becomes a cathedral of toil. Here, time is frozen. The rhythmic hum of clippers and the coarse symphony of sheep merge with the harsh whisper of the Australian bush.
In this exhibition, Eather draws a poignant analogy between her therapeutic quest for personal history, and the ever-unfolding artist’s journey; asserting that the compatible medium is the compass guiding profound self-discovery.
Her profound engagement with gouache becomes the vessel for tactile textures and vibrant colours drawn from a multitude of experiences. The collision of hues mirror the overwhelming experience of revisiting past landscapes; a vivid reconnection with her own history. Her paintings stand as a contemporary chapter in the rich tradition of Australian art. In the spirit of iconic depictions by artists like Tom Roberts, Eather’s canvas seems to breathe on its own, as if a living thing. Here, the tangible and intangible become one.
Opening Event: Thursday 8 February, 6 – 8pm.
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