Art exhibition on humanity’s need for permanence
A new exhibition which touches on the temporary nature of life has opened at The Eltham Village Gallery.
In Memoriam draws on themes of humanity’s need for permanence in a world which is in a constant state of flux and features the work of Anushka Shadiack — known as Murdoc — and photographer Justin Battong.
Murdoc is an Eltham-based artist who works mostly in oils. After studying at the University of Cape Town, she lived and worked in Australia, Germany, France and Japan before settling in New Zealand. Her art is represented in collections in France, South Africa, USA, England, Australia and Holland and she has had two solo exhibitions in Melbourne and France and has participated in various collective exhibitions.
Justin Battong is a British photographer who has been living in Normandy, France, for the last 12 years. He has been taking photographs for pleasure and work for nearly 30 years.
Justin says his passion is for the countryside and nature and he loves photographing the sights it provides.
He likes to focus closely in on scenes and take images that are sometimes out of context and abstract in nature. Justin says he likes the golden colours of morning and evening light and the way it can turn an otherwise normal object or scene into something beautiful, unrecognisable from any other time of the day.
He also has a fascination for objects or buildings that are old with a history and character and sometimes in a state of decay.
■ The Village Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10am 3pm. The exhibition closes on October 19.
ANUSHKA Shadiack by one of her pieces on display