Like Neapolitan ice-cream, life is relational on all levels. This combined exhibition offers 3 different flavours
from three very different artists, in style, mediums, and approaches.
It is an examination of relationships to inner self, others, the environment, our individual belief systems and
spirituality. This gives the viewer an opportunity to construct their own meaning by stopping, meditating,
and pondering on what the artists bring to the viewer, combined with what the viewer brings to the artwork.
Barb’s art is generally about the internal journeys of the body, mind, spirit and soul and how this effects our
physicality, spirituality and mentality. Working in her studio, using a magnifying glass for fine detail, she
makes detailed mechanical, a little bit steam punk, industrial small drawings to explore an idea or
concept. Photographing museum objects, old and new machinery, building sites, people, tunnels, rocks,
trees…. anything that catches her eye provides her with inspiration. Barb sells her small pen and watercolour
as high resolution giclee prints, paintings as originals and has won prizes two prizes since exhibiting at various
galleries since 2016.
This offering” Zero to Nine” has a different look to her usual work, and examines geometry, numbers, nature,
relationships and some fun stuff too, using the circle as a starting point, dividing it to increase its numerical
value through to nine.
Art has the power to make changes in an individual’s thinking, Marcelien offers such narratives to the
participant. From personal experiences, the viewer can then form their own interpretations.
From the techniques of the early Flemish, French and Renaissance painters, her art is not meant to be pretty,
but thoughtful and founded in her Christian faith. On the opening afternoon, performances on the
harpsichord modelled on a 1700’s instrument, showcases an example of Marcelien’s soundboard paintings
found in Australia and Europe. Her current works are social and political observations of everyday people
doing everyday things including tongue-in-cheek experiences.
Marcelien’s art moves from realism to abstraction including monochrome underpainting, and layer upon
layer of paint glazing. She ‘plays’ in her private studio. Marcelien has participated in numerous exhibitions,
including the Art for Excellence and FOBFTA Annual Art Exhibition.
Earth has provided a deep fascination for Artist Pamela Dammerel, it is not surprising that her inspiration
comes from Mother Nature and its wellbeing. She has been influenced by the four elements and the rapid
changes that is causing its decline. Pamela’s most current works are of water, she mainly paints from photos
of which she is continually taking and the idea that comes from them. Finding her most creative time is best
suited to early hours of the mornings. Pamela has won many awards for her art including People’s Choice
awards. Pamela’s main medium is oil, but she also uses acrylic and watercolour. She has been engaged in
producing many commissioned works which includes portraits.