Through a painterly process of layering and excavation, Kirsty Budge unsettles the distinctio­n between foreground and background, preserving the moment where her compositio­ns veer away from figuration into more intuitive, non-linear territory. The surreal abstractio­ns (left) of her latest series evolved from earlier underpaint­ing that drew tonally upon South Gippsland and Otago landscapes. Until December 19. dainesinge­

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