Kerwayne Berry: Binalong
03 - 25 October 2015

 

In this Exhibition, Kerwayne Berry´s new works focus on Binalong Bay situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires on the north-east coast of Tasmania. The area is said to be one of the most beautiful and scenic places in Tasmania and of the world, famous for it´s breathtaking and picturesque white sand, blue water and orange-hued granite that stretch for over 50 kilometers along the coastline.
The unusual name originated from Captain Tobias Furneaux in 1773 who saw the fires of Aboriginal people on the beaches but, equally, could apply to the orange/yellow lichen that grows on the granite boulders tlining the bay.

Kate King BVA(Hons) writes: There is a rhythm playing through her work that is expressive of elemental forces of water, earth, air and fire.
These landscapes found within rock pools and the waters edge appear to echo aspects of Turner’s landscapes in their rawness. ...timeless and beyond cartography ...a reflective surface into which viewers fall ...that quiet place at the core of being, (eliciting)...a sense of discovery, resisting interpretation, ...and ...indiscriminate in it´s beckoning.

Kerwayne´s art practice is multidisciplinary including techniques of printmaking, painting, and drawing. Her distinctive style is poetically suggestive, a sophisticated layering of psychological and ecological landscapes.

Many years ago I saw photos of an amazing place that has called to me until I was finally able to go there and draw... this place was Binalong on the Bay of Fires in Tasmania....it is almost prehistoric in its rawness, and drama, ...it took me another three years to process the experience, the awesomeness, the rawness, ...the boulders,..the crudeness of nature, ..the subtle depths of the pools...
My very simple desire is to create work that reaches out and connects people to their nature...

Kerwayne Berry, 2015

This is Kerwayne Berry´s first Solo Exhibition at Artsite Gallery.

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