Man­jimup duo’s Perth art ex­hi­bi­tion

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

Two for­mer Man­jimup res­i­dents are putting on an art show in Perth called Life is Short — Here I Am.

Jaelle Pe­droli and Erin Knight met 23 years ago when Mrs Knight was teach­ing art at Man­jimup Se­nior High School and Mrs Pe­droli was her stu­dent.

Their paths crossed again af­ter univer­sity, when Mrs Pe­droli com­pleted her teach­ing prac­ti­cal with Mrs Knight.

The pair have now cre­ated an ex­hi­bi­tion to­gether and said they both worked well with each other.

“The best part of work­ing to­gether is our hon­esty with one an­other, plus we are so en­cour­ag­ing of each other in life and work,” Mrs Pe­droli said.

“We have been in one other group show to­gether but noth­ing that has given us a chance to re­ally ex­press our­selves like we have been able to do with this show.”

Mrs Knight said the key rea­son she loved art was it meant some­thing dif­fer­ent to every­one.

“It can re­flect the world around us, make us fo­cus on spe­cific things, heal, com­mu­ni­cate thoughts, ques­tion sta­tus quo, you name it, it prob­a­bly does it,” she said.

“I work quite in­tu­itively and each art work re­flects some phase, thoughts or moments that I have pro­cessed, af­ter art­work has been com­pleted I can look back ob­jec­tively on what it was that I was work­ing through.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion will run at Mt Law­ley Framers on Beau­fort Street from Oc­to­ber 18 to 27.

Artists Erin Knight and Jaelle Pe­droli will launch their ex­hi­bi­tion, Life is Short — Here I Am, mid-next month.

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