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Dr Helen Light

Space Of Her Own / I Am The Era, September 2022

1 Sep 2022 – 30 Sep 2022
This exhibition will say goodbye to my late friend and walking buddy Dr Helen Light AM who passed away in early August 2022. The intensity of feeling and loss has discharged itself through colour, form and a re-process on canvas.

Artworks in Exhibition

These works surround Helen’s portrait (which I painted between late 2019 and early 2020) and echo a response that made me leap into a colour blaze.

I Remember how colour sparked and triggered Helen’s enthusiasm.

Art, culture, family and life in general set the tone for a weekly coffee break at the end of each hour-long walk; the 3/4 double shot skinny Late and the Long Black caffeine hit helped shape the pattern for the rest of the day.

Paying homage to Henri Matisse has been an essential catalyst in paving the way toward remembering our shared experiences. I found defining factors in Matisse’s works that, for me, helped transport and verify felt emotions. A final acceptance is seized through a journey of poetic colour.

As Larry Light (Helen’s husband) wrote: “A time to die on her terms with dignity”. Helen’s right to choose.

I have invited Larry Light to contribute to this discussion from his personal experience. He brings us all an increased awareness and further reflection.

I am grateful to the Jewish Museum of Australia for forwarding their outstanding tribute for Helen Light to be included in this exhibition.

In memory of Helen Light, I hope this art show will instigate further discussion regarding Voluntary Assisted Dying.

RIP HELEN LIGHT.

With love

Rachel Rovay

220901 JMA Ltr
220901 Larry Light Ltr
220831 A Moment At This Time

A Moment At This Time

29.7cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Acrylic paint on Reeves 300gsm paper

$ 330.00

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220831 Clothe The Forests And The Fields

Clothe The Forests And The Fields

35.5cm (W) x 45.5cm (H)
Acrylic paint on canvas

$ 990.00

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220831 Drank Coffee And Talked For An Hour

Drank Coffee And Talked For An Hour

29.7cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Acrylic paint on Reeves 300gsm paper

$ 330.00

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220831 I Moved The Chair And Discovered A New View

I Moved The Chair And Discovered A New View

35.5cm (W) x 45.5cm (H)
Acrylic paint on canvas

$ 990.00

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Dr Helen Light

Inside The Urban Forest, Portrait of Dr Helen Light AM

102cm (W) x 76.2cm (H)
Acrylic paint on canvas
220831 Open A Book And You Can Be

Open A Book And You Can Be -  SOLD

29.7cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Acrylic paint on Reeves 300gsm paper
220831 The Flowers That Smile To-Day

The Flowers That Smile To-Day

35.5cm (W) x 45.5cm (H)
Acrylic paint on canvas

$ 990.00

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