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© Courtesy of the artist & The 69 Smith Street Gallery

69 Smith St.
3066 Melbourne
September 4th, 2013 - September 22nd, 2013
Opening: September 7th, 2013 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Closed as of December 2016


In Zoë Paterson’s “Eden” series of paintings and poems, nature is symbolic of one’s inner landscape. Allegorical figures and shadowy woodland creatures move through luxurious canopies of colour, interwoven with sinuous foliage bristling with unspoken temptation, startling revelations and shy desires. Daring, enticing, beckoning – these figures invite us into their mystical, enchanted ways.

Zoë’s prayer to know beauty is palpable in both her paintings and her poetry: “Under this veil of time / I would marry the universe / to know the secret truth / of its every beautiful molecule.” Although based in Sydney, rising star Zoë is also represented overseas in New York by Agora Gallery. Her work will be exhibiting as part Agora Gallery’s “Kaleidoscope of the Mind” exhibition from 29 October to 19 November 2013. A selection of her work is also permanently available at Agora Gallery and enquiries should be directed to

New York Art magazine, ARTisSpectrum, says Zoë’s “paintings contain a freshness and immediacy not often seen in the fine art world, as well as a vibrant life force that erupts from the canvas.” (Volume 29, page 106). To see for yourself come to the opening night of her exhibition at Gallery 69 from 4pm on Saturday 7 September 2013.

Zoë’s paintings are held in private and also corporate collections throughout Australia and overseas. Her paintings and also her poetry has exhibited at several solo and also group exhibitions in Sydney.

Zoë was selected by Malaysian designers Sereni & Shentel for their 2013 annual “Artist Series” and her paintings were reproduced on textiles as the basis of a capsule collection of headbands released since August this year.