‘Still point of a turning world’ brings together the works of six painters and two sculptors unified by their journey from fine arts graduate to recognized artist status, covering a diverse range of styles. Individually, each artist employs their own materials and method to reflect on the natural world and the human condition. All are united by the idea of the still point, where the past and future blend into the present, the current moment and the work.
Sunshine Adamson’s body of work is an exploration of architecture into two dimensional forms. Heidi Axelsen’s mixed media installations explore the relationships between internal and external worlds. She collects and re-configures materials, creating scenarios for participants and passersby to re-imagine the everyday.
Sue Berglund’s multi layered abstract oil paintings called “Landwriting” are inspired by the wide blue spaces and landmarks at the historic farm Denbigh. Ivan Goodacre’s work is about the dichotomy between a nostalgic and seemingly care free view of life - set against a collective awareness of crisis and desperation.
Ochre Lawson’s body of work explores themes of extinction - of the planet, of animals from prehistoric times to the present and the definite possibility of the extinction of human beings. Ginni Quinn is working with the spirituality and essence of the Australian landscape, its people and culture.
The basic theme of Delia Vilhelm’s series ‘Patterns of habitation’ is the human imprint on the environment and our dynamic relationship with the landscape. Meredith Williams is working on a series of still-life paintings, with ideas of transformation/metamorphosis, using skulls, birds, flowers, every-day objects.