Susan Illingworth - 'Garden of Heavenly Delights'
Wednesday 1 - Sunday 26 May 2019
Susan Illingworth's artistic aesthetic is to explore the world of Heritage/Vintage/ Architecture/Interior Design which is a personal passion; having a theatrical, humorous, mysterious touch to the overall work. The 2D works are focussed on Pop Surrealism Neo-Victorian/Edwardian with the language being a light version of collage. Themed with backdrops of various gardens from Melbourne (Victoria), Brisbane (Queensland) and regional Victoria. The technique is a half digital and an overlay of hand painted acrylic on canvas. It combines the texture/colour with a cut and paste effect of found, gathered and photographed objects of desire. Backgrounds are photographed on my mobile phone like a hunter and gatherer then creating an improvised surreal collage scheme which can be of the unexpected in context on canvas.
In conjunction with the seven 2D works are three complimentary 3D organic femme fatale sculptural ceramics which form a connection and reflect an appearance of weathered white sculpture works found amongst the garden landscape.