#Timber&Tin is the next exhibition opening at the Old Schoolhouse Gallery at 5:30pm 8th June 2019. It is an exploration of the quintessential Australian architecture, and heritage, that has formed our identity.
Old Schoolhouse Gallery artists; Natasha Gibson Scott (printmaker), Junita Grosvenor (painter), and Cliff Eames (printmaker) of Yurara Art Gallery and Impress Printmakers have each taken a personal journey to explore their experience of #Timber&Tin.
Cliff started from a basic approach of drawing timber and tin of old houses from the Redlands, referenced from the 80’s, then moved to farm sheds still combining timber and tin in a landscape setting. The next concepts came from considering ‘graffiti’ with timber or tin, images incorporated semi-abstracts, landscapes and nudes. Finally a focus on roofing using a number of buildings from Spring Hill area and timber from a solid piece of timber to a section of an old building from the Redlands.
Tash used her childhood memories of learning about Australia in South Africa, as well as her experiences emigrating to Australia, to celebrate the unique architectural forms that were developed as a response to the materials available,the climate and mosquitos/flies. She has been drawn to their practical – yet functional, and beautifully crafted forms, as an anchor for heritage and history, as well as a celebration of craftsmanship and ingenuity.
Junita has sought to preserve our “disappearing Redlands” in her art and photography, capturing places and spaces that are quickly being lost to new developments. She is concerned about the loss of social and environmental habitat, from the traditional family back yard, to the last remaining farms in the Redlands. She is also researching the consequences of this to our environmental habitats.
Junita will be working in ink and mixed media, as well as drawings and photographs; while Tash and Cliff as printmakers will explore Lithography, linocut, digital printmaking etc. so there is sure to be a little something for everyone.