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Sally Bourke & Nicole Chaffey: Yarn

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until November 17, 2017

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 18, 2017

Sally Bourke & Nicole Chaffey: Yarn
1-18 November 2017

Please join the artists for the exhibition opening
The UNIVERSITY GALLERY
Saturday 4 NOV from 1.30PM
Since their first meeting at the Woolshed studios in Wickham in 2010, Sally Bourke and Nicole Chaffey have shared art space. A new studio collective established in Georgetown in 2012 is where they remain, surrounded by a tight knit community of fellow artists.

Yarn is a visual conversation between two established practices, and the first time that Bourke and Chaffey have exhibited together.

Chaffey interprets the Australian landscape in acknowledgment of an ancient connection to Country. Stories have been inherited from her Biripai grandfather which coalesce with lived experience in intimate and intuitive abstractions.

Bourke manifests her own connection to the Australian bush. Contained within her characters is a narrative of preservation and annihilation; “of killing one thing to love another”, and compelling interrogation of the human spirit.

Yarn unites these painters in a campaign to challenge the limits of the painted surface interlaced with questions of personal identity, connectivity, history and human nature.

IMAGE 1: Sally Bourke, Vows (pink spotted pony) 2016, oil on canvas, 200 x 180 cm
IMAGE 2: Nicole Chaffey, All the Ways Home 2017, oil on archival board, 82 x 102 cm

Details

Date:
November 9
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.newcastle.edu.au/universitygallery

Organiser

University Gallery

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Region
Newcastle
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