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Solo Exhibition 'Australiana Dreamer' 2021

My solo exhibition opens this week and for the first time ever, I actually feel relaxed and organised. Maybe because I haven't had a solo exhibition in over a year I had allot of time to prepare! Here is my artist statement followed by photos of the gallery and of the artworks.


Australiana Dreamer


Artist Statement


This exhibition explores both a state of permanency and ephemerality; a deep connection to place and an ever-changing landscape. It is an ode to home; to something familiar. These whimsical etchings reflect on my journey of travelling up the East Coast of Australia and moving to Brisbane last year. This shift in my life left me clutching onto anything that felt remotely permanent and grounding. My relationship with nature and landscape changed as I became dependant, realising that sense of identity and belonging is one of humanities deepest needs.


This body of work explores a playful, almost childlike perspective of home and a longing for home. I have hand painted each etching using acrylics, gouache, watercolours, gold leaf and gold pigment to capture that warmth and feeling of home. I have incorporated Australian plants, native and otherwise, to celebrate the importance of environment and connection to place. The motifs, warm sepia tones and gold leaf invites nostalgia into this exhibition where I am reminded of those words from The Wizard of Oz, ‘There’s no place like home’. In which case, from my experience this past year, perhaps is true.




AUSTRALIANA DREAMER ETCHINGS


(Click the images to purchase unframed editions)


The Gumnut Dancer

Etching, hand painted with gouache, acrylic, water colours, gold leaf pigment.


Unique State

Limited edition 5/20 2021

Unframed Size: 10 x 15 cm

Framed Size: 30 x 35 cm


$440.00 Framed

$320.00 Unframed


Singing Narratives

Etching, hand painted with gouache, acrylic, water colours, gold leaf pigment.


Unique State

Limited edition 1/20 2021

Unframed Size: 21 x 29.7 cm

Framed Size: 42 x 50.7 cm


$650.00 Framed

$500.00 Unframed


The Botanical Dancer

Etching, hand painted with gouache, acrylic, water colours, gold leaf pigment.


Unique State

Limited edition 3/20 2021

Unframed Size: 10 x 15 cm

Framed Size: 30 x 35 cm


$440.00 Framed

$320.00 Unframed


Australiana Dreamer

Etching, hand painted with gouache, acrylic, water colours, gold leaf pigment.


Unique State

Limited edition of 20 2021

Unframed Size: 21 x 29.7 cm

Framed Size: 42 x 50.7 cm


$650.00 Framed

$500.00 Unframed


Melbourne Romance

Etching, hand painted with gouache, acrylic, water colours, gold leaf pigment.


Unique State

Limited edition 2/20 2021

Unframed Size: 10 x 15 cm

Framed Size: 30 x 35 cm


$440.00 Framed

$320.00 Unframed


There’s No Place Like Home

Etching, hand painted with gouache, acrylic, water colours, gold leaf pigment.


Unique State

Limited Edition 2/20 2021

Unframed Size: 29.7 x 42cm

Framed Size: 50 x 63 cm


$1100.00 Framed

$920.00 Unframed


Possum Magic

Etching, hand painted with gouache, acrylic, water colours, gold leaf pigment.


Unique State

Limited edition of 2/5 2021

Unframed Size: 21 x 29.7 cm

Framed Size: 42 x 50.7 cm


$650.00 Framed

$500.00 Unframed


The Gumnut Dreamers

Etching, hand painted with gouache, acrylic, water colours, gold leaf pigment.


Unique State

Limited edition 7/20 2021

Unframed Size: 21 x 29.7 cm

Framed Size: 42 x 50.7 cm


$650.00 Framed

$500.00 Unframed


The Secret Garden

Etching, hand painted with gouache, acrylic, water colours, gold leaf pigment.


Unique State

Limited edition of 20 2021

Unframed Size: 21 x 29.7 cm

Framed Size: 42 x 50.7 cm


$650.00 Framed

$500.00 Unframed


The Forager

Etching, hand painted with gouache, acrylic, water colours, gold leaf pigment.


Unique State

Limited edition 4/20 2021

Unframed Size: 50 x 70 cm

Framed Size: 70 x 90 cm


$1350.00 Framed

$1100.00 Unframed


Portuguese Dancers


Etching, hand painted with gouache, acrylic, water colours, gold leaf pigment.


Unique State

Limited edition 4/20 2021

Unframed Size: 10 x 10 cm

Framed Size: 30 x 30 cm


$440.00 Framed

$320.00 Unframed


The Artist Residency

Etching, hand painted with gouache, acrylic, water colours, gold leaf pigment.


Unique State

Limited edition 2/20 2021

Unframed Size: 10 x 15 cm

Framed Size: 30 x 35 cm


$440.00 Framed

$320.00 Unframed


Monstera Whispera

Etching, hand painted with gouache, acrylic, water colours, gold leaf pigment.


Unique State

Limited edition 3/20 2021

Unframed Size: 10 x 15 cm

Framed Size: 30 x 35 cm


$440.00 Framed

$320.00 Unframed


The Garden Forager

Etching, hand painted with gouache, acrylic, water colours, gold leaf pigment.


Unique State

Limited edition 3/20 2021

Unframed Size: 50 x 70 cm

Framed Size: 70 x 90 cm


$1350.00 Framed

$110.00 Unframed


Embracing Home Etching, hand painted with gouache, acrylic, water colours, gold leaf pigment.


Unique State

Limited edition 2/2 2021

Unframed Size: 70 x 100cm

Framed Size: 90 x 120 cm


$2290.00 Framed

(Only one edition and it is in the gallery)


Travelling into Sunflower Dreams

Etching, hand painted with gouache, acrylic, water colours, gold leaf pigment.


Unique State

Limited edition 1/20 2021

Unframed Size: 21 x 29.7 cm

Framed Size: 42 x 50.7 cm


$700.00 Framed

$550.00 Unframed


Sunflower Fields on the Train to Seville

Etching, hand painted with gouache, acrylic, water colours, gold leaf pigment.


Unique State

Limited edition 6/20 2021

Unframed etching size: 50 x 70 cm

Framed size: 70 x 90 cm


$1350.00 Framed

$1100.00 Unframed


The Golden Fields

Etching, hand painted with gouache, acrylic, water colours, gold leaf pigment.


Unique State

Limited edition 1/20 2021

Unframed Size: 21 x 29.7 cm

Framed Size: 42 x 50.7 cm


$700.00 Framed

$550.00 Unframed