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From The Landscape by Vanessa Ashcroft & Catriona Pollard


Thu 18 Oct 2018, 10:00am–8:00pm
Fri 19 Oct 2018, 10:00am–6:00pm
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sun 21 Oct 2018, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Art Gallery on Darling, 315 Darling St., Balmain, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: cp8

Art Gallery on Darling presents a new exhibition ‘From The Landscape’ showcasing works from celebrated artists Vanessa Ashcroft and Catriona Pollard, opening on 18 October 2018 in Balmain.

The exhibition features a collection of pieces that work in synergy to explore the relationship and connection with the natural world. Ms Ashcroft’s evocative landscapes and Pollard’s ethereal sculptural pieces offer a contemporary reimagination of Australian nature through unique uses of colour, texture and organic plant material.

Ms Ashcroft’s work skilfully manipulates texture and form, using unorthodox materials to evoke feeling and give glimpses into her life on the Hawksbury River.

“Rather than portraying a moment in time, I draw inspiration from an immersion in nature to capture the expressive energy of the land,” said Ms Ashcroft.

Challenging traditional boundaries, Ms Ashcroft explores mood, texture, colour and light to create unconventional and striking images.

In ‘From The Landscape’, Ms Pollard celebrates the abundance of nature, working with foraged and organic materials to create unique, sculptural works. Her works use a variety of traditional basketry and assemblage techniques, highlighting the link between raw foraged matter, earthy materials and natural elements to explore our relationship with the environment and its beauty.

“When we place ourselves in nature, removed from the constant interruptions of the digital life we live, we have an opportunity to experience ourselves in harmony with the natural world around us,” said Ms Pollard.

“Using traditional basketry methods, my art celebrates the inherent beauty of nature to create moments that encourage reflection and a sense of connection.”

In homage to the raw beauty of Australian nature, ‘From The Landscape’ includes paintings, sculptures and wall hanging pieces.

Opening Night Drinks: Thursday 18 October 2018 6pm–8pm