Every story takes Place somewhere, and every Place has its own narrative.
Such a narrative began with my exploration of Place in 2001 with a work on paper ‘Laneway’, a location next to the Carmelite Hall in Middle Park. To my delight, ‘Laneway’ was selected for exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW and can still be viewed on their website.
This January, I have selected two large paintings:
‘Between the Road and the Urban Forest’ (window 1), a view of Canterbury Rd. Middle Park, closer to McGregor Street, and ‘Palm Tree’ (window 2), a view of the roundabout Armstrong Street and Richardson St. What has changed since then? Both are acrylic paint on canvas, and both are 95 X 145 cm. Both were created in 2007.
My intention is to unfold before you, the notion of time: a time that ties together the past and a new understanding of the present.
This monthly exhibition Figures in the Urban-Scape reflects our sense of Place and enables our stories to resonate with meaning.
Tying our local narrative and Places together promotes enduring connections between Urban-Scapes, history, and lessons we can learn from them.