Time: May 16, 2009 at 12pm to May 28, 2009 at 5pm
Location: Holmes a Court Gallery
Street: Level 1, 11 Brown St
City/Town: East Perth
Website or Map: http://www.holmesacourtgaller…
Phone: (+61 8) 9218 4540
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Admin@MuseumsWA
Latest Activity: May 1, 2009
Artist in Residence: Lesley Meaney
14 May – 28 June
Lesley Meaney’s artistic process is an unconscious, lateral and wandering exploration. Her starting point in recent years is usually something in nature.
This residency opens with an exhibition of work already realised. In this case the artist’s shell collection was the trigger.
In her own words: Some of the works do more than simply celebrate shells wondrous and diverse shapes and patterns. The paintings, in their final assembly, reveal other explorations. A shell can represent a home, a container; can be used as currency; can form a hiding place or protection from the elements; can even be a projectile. A shell can be fragile or robust, and can serve as a reminder of a past existence, such as a digger’s helmet or a preserved animal’s skin. I am exploring our visage, the face we give the world.
Lesley has exhibited extensively since 1984 and more recently over the last fifteen years with Gunyulgup Gallery Yallingup and Perth Galleries North Fremantle. She is represented in many collections, both public and private, in Australia and overseas.
She works mainly with acrylic and gesso on board or canvas.
During the residency we will have the opportunity of watching her process unfold and reveal as she takes up her brush mid-stream in the exploration of a new series of work. There will be opportunity for conversation with Lesley. We welcome enquiries from interested groups for tutorials with this experienced and versatile artist, designer and teacher.
Lunch with the Artist
24th of May 12.30-1.30pm
Enjoy a Lamont’s light lunch, a glass or two of wine and some stimulating conversation about art and life. Tickets - $25.
This exclusive event enables the public the chance to socialise and talk art with the artist in residence and interested others over a light lunch. Lunch with the Artist is limited to 12 people only. Bookings are essential.
Photo Credits: Lesley Meaney, Reminiscences of a Shell Collection #4, 2008 acrylic and gesso on board, 64 x 64 cm.