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THE ARTIST'S GARDEN

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Afternoon Read, 2014 Oil on Linen 460 X 410mm © Courtesy of the artist & The DAMIEN MINTON GALLERY
THE ARTIST'S GARDEN

583 Elizabeth St, Redfern
Sydney
NSW
Australia
April 15th, 2014 - April 27th, 2014
Opening: April 15th, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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wed to sat 11am-6pm
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DESCRIPTION

The Garden is an enduring inspiration for the artist, a wealth of fascination.  The six artists observations of the garden in this exhibition draw from a wide range of influences and traditions from the Baroque, Romanticism to Symbolism.

Collectively they feel the garden is; ‘… a sanctuary and a place of safety. The Garden is a private abundance, a tamed wild. It is a cultivated freedom, the roughness of nature pruned and guarded. Its duality reflecting our own conflicted humanity. Yet this cultivated place is also for dreaming, imagining, nurturing and creation. The garden is an expression of subtle magic, blooming, pollinating, fruiting, and germinating.  It is both divine and demonic, a temptation driven by fleshy hunger, thirst, desire, power and beauty.’