Nicola Woodcock's still life works are inspired by the flora surrounding her home on the edge of the Australian Bush. First Cut is a collection of the most vibrant stems she cold find, whether foraged or bought. Working in oil pastel with bold, gestural marks and always from life, Nicola creates works that are vivid and immediate.
Christine Appleby is a recent first-class honour graduate from the ANU school of Art and Design. Her practice evokes the colour, line, shape and texture found in natural settings. She is captivated by the inventive process and infinite possibilities of weaving. She uses her chosen media, weaving, to demonstrate the rhythms and transience of nature.
While there is predictability to the natural environment, her work reveals a randomness, an unsophisticated organisation and a degree of ambiguity. The memory and essence of her experience captured in her imagination and her responses evokes those experiences in visual form. She focuses on ideas of inconsistency, imperfection and irregularity, capturing the ephemeral qualities of the natural world.
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN TO OUR NEXT GROUP EXHIBITION
The landscape is a muse to many contemporary artists and has been widely studied, explored and depicted throughout history. The Corner Store Gallery invites artists to submit work of any medium or style featuring the landscape as subject matter. Artworks must measure no larger than 1m squared. The exhibition will include the most exciting and original artworks submitted for selection by artists and designers from all over Australia. Applications close at midnight on Sunday May 26th 2019.
Artwork pictured by Jaq Davies.