Christine Gibbs - 'Island'
Wednesday 20 April - Saturday 7 May 2022
"I explore the themes of vulnerability and extinction within a research framework of storytelling focussing on isolated environments, Australian extinct species and those on the cusp of extinction. The aim is to connect with the beauty of place with the fear of the unfamiliar which can lead to fear of the unknown.
Processes include creating texture and form, referencing the landscape and its ageing and wearing down primarily on linen and canvas that a loosely handstitched to emphasise the emotional response to place. The inspiration for the majority of paintings in Island is a 2021 between lockdowns visit to Bruny Island and Southern Tasmania."