Opens Thursday 4 July at 5.30pm – 7.30pm. All Welcome
Runs until 3 August
Group Exhibition showcasing Sophie Holt + Lot Brandt, Georgie Merry and Finn Delany
The Quiet Dog Gallery is chasing away the winter blues with an exciting exhibition of ceramics, illustrations, collage, and paintings. Sophie Holt and Lot Brandt are a mother and daughter collaboration who have spent several months on creating a series of dynamic ceramic pieces. The work has a strong folk art aesthetic. Sophie is known locally for her funky illustrative work, and this style is used to great effect with the ceramics.
The pieces are fantastical, speaking of other worlds and mythical creatures. There is a blue child with a rainbow coloured bird at his feet and a mournful man with a chicken on his head. Sophie says, “I come from an artistic family. I have always been surrounded by art. My mother often took me to galleries and lucky for me, there are a lot of them in The Netherlands, where I grew up. What I loved about making these big sculptures is that they take a very long time. That feeling when you open your kiln and everything is still in one piece – is one of the best feelings you can get. It was a new experience for me.”
Joining the group exhibition is local artist Georgie Merry. She had her first exhibition at the age of 16 at the Refinery Art Space. Now, 2 years older, she still has plenty to say about her experience of being a teenager in today’s world. “These multi-media works are conversations with myself and reflections of what I see. A commentary on identity, politics, and life in a world where we are constantly reminded that the end is nigh.”
Finn Delany has many fantastic opportunities coming his way as part of the Junior Tall Blacks. But his talents also extend to art. The large painting that forms part of this exhibition was created as a comment on the pressures facing young people today. Its first outing was in an exhibition at the Refinery Art Space to encourage awareness of mental health issues.
Join us on Thursday 4 July to open this Winter Exhibition at the Quiet Dog Gallery.
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