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John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery | Sandra Pearce and Joanne Taylor
BIG SMOKE, LITTLE SMOKE

by Sandra Pearce and Joanne Taylor
John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
4 FEBRUARY – 4 APRIL 2017

City – Country | Urban – Rural | Coast – Paddock

Artists Sandra Pearce (Brisbane) and Joanne Taylor (Barcaldine) join forces to individually and collaboratively explore their creative relationships with place.

A series of visual investigations made by the artists within their own locality examine their relationship to the environment they live in.

Pearce and Taylor became interested in ‘our sense of place’ after spending time in each other’s home.

Pearce comments on the impacts of urbanisation on the natural world while Taylor focuses on the remoteness of living in Central Western Queensland and the long term impact of drought on people and wildlife.

As artists they share a preference for working with paper, as well as an interest in printmaking and artist books.

Joanne Taylor | Drenching (detail) 2016 | Monoprints and paper pulp installation | Variable

Joanne Taylor | Drenching (detail) 2016 | Monoprints and paper pulp installation | Variable

Sandra Pearce | Interconnection (detail) 2016 | Paper cutouts installation | Variable

Sandra Pearce | Interconnection (detail) 2016 | Paper cutouts installation | Variable


Curved Wall | Carinya Craft Group
CREATING IN COMPANY

by participating Carinya residents and artist Penny Eamer
Curved Wall
4 FEBRUARY – 4 APRIL 2017

Carinya Hostel is a Miles and District elderly care facility. Carinya hosts a craft group for their residents, facilitated by local artist Penny Eamer. Penny provides both group projects for collaboration, as well as matching special projects to individuals.

All residents face different physical limitations such as arthritis, diminished eyesight, even in some cases the loss of limbs. Those who cannot participate enjoy watching the progress of the various projects. The participants enjoy this creative time, both the challenge of making things and the sense of achievement this brings.

Angus Bahnisch and Penny Eamer | The old shop (detail) | Diorama | 28cm x 37cm

Angus Bahnisch and Penny Eamer | The old shop (detail) | Diorama | 28cm x 37cm