Main Gallery: Denise Martin
Denise Martin is a photographer and filmmaker living in the beautiful bush of central Victoria, Australia.
Denise’s projects are often inspired by personal cycles or transitions in life. This latest series of portraits marks the end of secondary school education for her son. Playing with the idea of the Victorian Era portrait which was usually commissioned to commemorate special occasions and rites of passage, Denise invited final year secondary students to sit for a portrait that would reflect who they were as children & who they are now on the cusp of stepping out onto their path into adult life.
Gallery Hall: Yvette Thomas
Title: Colourful Emotions
“My paintings seem to evolve as I sit in front of the canvas. I like to feel it more than think about it. Trees are my biggest influence. I find every tree unique in its own right; bare, broken, or clothed in leaves, they’re still living; like us humans... I love colour and loads of texture; it’s my happy place...”. Yvette Thomas
Gallery Bar: Belinda Nailon
Exhibition Title: Making Time
My current works explore form, surface and balance. I seek satisfying resolutions between body and glaze, but equally eager to create an inquisitive tension and an urge to explore further.
I am interested in experiencing a sense of freedom in my approach to making, an unfettered creative process where thoughts slow down. Using the Raku firing technique is a way to allow for this experience.
Here in the reduction chamber, form is embellished and a personality is forged. Every firing is a glimpse of something extraordinary and offers a way for the mind to transform.
Belinda Nailon currently resides in Castlemaine, Victoria. After living in London for 14 years and working in a variety mediums Belinda has found her way back to clay, home and her passion for change..
Belinda has exhibited Nationally and Internationally. Her work is owned in private collections worldwide.
In this body of work Belinda explores time and plays with the concept of “making it”.
“Time is a border
A boundary for the soul
Time is a vessel
And the content will dissolve”