An exhibition by four artists unearthing sentiments from lost eras, cascading reminiscences in paper, pigment and rediscovered remnants. With stories, symbols and snippets from the past, the artists connect and create work to express memories and sentiments in new mediums. Translating their collective nostalgia into contemporary pieces using experimental techniques: Samantha Mackie uses paper, collected treasures and photography to create poignant installations; Colleen Southwell is a paper artist constructing intricate and storytelling botanical sculptures; Jane Gerrish works evocative imagery in saturated pencil on paper; Ingrid Bowen uses ink and family heirlooms to depict forgotten personal landscapes.
Saint Cloche Upstairs is a gallery and project space, where the artists will be hosting talks, sharing their processes and presenting their work in person. Join the artists for a panel podcast interview with Robert Gerrish on Saturday 19th October at 1pm, followed by drinks on the balcony from 2 – 4pm.
See processes and hear insights on developing a narrative using remnants and research to construct contemporary creative works, reimagining old into new.
“The women of my family have long been storytellers through making – textiles, paint, paper and plants.
My work considers the idea of this common thread, reflecting the nostalgic moments of youth which ignited my love for the natural world, while paying tribute to the creative threads woven by the women in my family. Each piece includes tiny snippets of antique and vintage textiles gifted by these women, all expressing reverence to these treasured stories.” Colleen