Manjimup duo’s Perth art exhibition
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.