New exhibition opens
LINE and form is the subject matter of a new exhibition by local artist Wendy Eriksson, which opens at the Art Whitsunday Gallery tonight (Thursday, August 7).
The exhibition is the latest in a series of ‘backroom gallery’ events, run in Art Whitsunday’s designated ‘backroom’ space. Ms Eriksson said the exhibition was a collection of contemporary artworks reflecting shape and colour.
“The artworks are built up with multiple layers, with windows through to the layers below,” she explained.
To create these works, Ms Eriksson has used a variety of skills, such as print-making and transfer techniques and that of scraping areas back. Many types of drawing materials, including pencils, crayons and markers have also been used. Ms Eriksson says the different mark-making utensils provide a deeper richness to the works, many of which reflect Australian themes.
Ms Eriksson sold her first painting in 1991 and has lived in the Whitsundays for about nine years.
She began her art career as a watercolourist, but gradually progressed to folk art, china painting, acrylics and mixed media.
As a long-standing member of Art Whitsunday, Ms Eriksson said the new backroom area was a nice addition to the organisation’s gallery space, which allowed smaller exhibitions by just one person or a group.
The exhibition is free of charge to attend and an opening night function will be held this evening, starting at 6pm.
LINE AND FORM: Local artist Wendy Eriksson will be holding a 'Line and Form' exhibition at the back room gallery, which opens tonight.