Bett Gallery presents an exhibition of new works by Sue Lovegrove.
Lovegrove’s paintings reflect her close relationship to the natural environment, in particular the wild and remote landscapes of Tasmania. She is well known for her serene and delicate renderings of shimmering light, air, space and the way invisible phenomena of the wind and weather imprints on the landscape. Her highly detailed and exquisitely fine brushwork captures subtle shifts and movement of the wind as it weaves patterns across the surfaces of wetlands, rivers or the extreme forces of the weather in the Southern Ocean.
In this exhibition, Surfacing, the artist combines her knowledge of historical techniques in both European watercolour traditions and Persian miniature painting to interpret the Tasmanian landscape within a contemporary context. Lovegrove has undertaken numerous residencies in remote locations including Tasman Island, Maatsuyker Island and as an Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellow, she has spent time in Antarctica and Macquarie Island. She has exhibited extensively over 30 years across Australia and in the UK and her work is held in numerous private and public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Parliament House, Macquarie Bank, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and University of Canberra.
The gallery is open and adhering to social distancing measures.