© 2012 Tricia

Exhibition : ‘Flying Over A Wobbly Line’, opens 12 July 2012 at M16

Exhibition Details:

View the flyer:  Flying Over a Wobbly Line Invitation

Flying Over A Wobbly Line.

An exhibition of paintings by Patricia Wheatstone, at the M16 Gallery, Blaxland Street, Griffith, ACT.  To be opened by Dr Tim Hardy on Thursday 12 July at 4pm.  Exhibition will run until 29 July.  Opening hours Wednesday to Sunday 12 – 4 pm . Meet the artist: 21, 22 and 29 July (12-4pm) at the gallery.

Exhibition Theme: Looking down at ACT and region – aerial views of the landscape.

From high up the Molonglo river looks like a wobbly ribbon winding its way through Queanbeyan in NSW to Canberra in the ACT before meeting its big sister, the Murrumbidgee.  The ACT exists because of its rivers, and in particular, it is the Molonglo that nourishes and defines the heart of Canberra providing the substance of Lake Burley Griffin and the setting before which the dramas of national government are played and symbols of nationhood displayed.

This exhibition is about looking down at the ACT and region from the air, focusing on the Molonglo river corridor and interpreting the patterns and marks on the land.  The boundaries and features wrought by nature and humankind, roads, clearings, buildings and created boundaries, natural features, terrain and the traces of past usage, places and pathways, are like wrinkles and scars on aging skin. My aim is to evoke an emotional recognition of land that is visited, used, abused, lived on and loved.

This exhibition is about looking down at the ACT and region from the air, focusing on the Molonglo river corridor and interpreting the patterns and marks on the land.  The boundaries and features wrought by nature and humankind, roads, clearings, buildings and created boundaries, natural features, terrain and the traces of past usage, places and pathways, are like wrinkles and scars on aging skin. My aim is to evoke an emotional recognition of land that is visited, used, abused, lived on and loved.

Monday 10 July: The exhibition was hung today with the help of my wonderful friends Kim Serjeant, Rosemary von Brehens and Joan Costanzo.  Its looks fantastic and I am now looking forward to the opening. 🙂

Sunday 4 August:  the exhibition is now over and taken down.  It has been an exciting few weeks with a wonderful opening, much congratulations and positive commentary including articles in the Canberra Times about it by Lynn Mills and Ian Warden.  Some people  like my work enough to buy it, thank you.  I am only just coming back to Earth.

Thanks to Tim Hardy for his wonderful opening speech, to Sue Cook and Jacquie Rogers who helped with the opening and to M16 for their patience and advice, and to all my visitors and friends who came to the opening and to see the exhibiton.

The links to the articles are:

Patricia Wheatstone at M16 on July 12 , Ariel Perspectives, by Lynn Mills About Town: social page by Lynn Mills  , pub July 17, at:

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/photogallery/act-news/patricia-wheatstone-at-m16-20120723-22jq6.html

Artist takes a Bird’s-eye View by Ian Warden Talk of Canberra: Gang-gang, pub 27 July, at:

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/artist-takes-a-birdseye-view-20120726-22vhj.html

This painting was displayed at the exhibition:

Title: Riverlands

Materials/Media: acrylic paint over fabric collage and gap filler on canvas

Dimensions: 75 x 75 cm

Price: $1,800  (not framed)

Inspiration/Story: This painting was inspired from looking straight down at the Molonglo River and rural landscape on the border of the ACT and NSW.