Sue Lovegrove “ Waterholes and Wetlands @ Beaver Galleries 25 March“ 11 April 2021

Beaver Galleries | 16-Mar-2021
Sue Lovegrove's paintings focus on the beauty and value of water, both within the physical environment and as part of our psychological and emotional wellbeing. This exhibition explores the shimmering light and phenomena of water, wind and weather around the fluctuating wetlands of Tasmania as well as captivating waterholes in Central Australia. The intricate, large-scale works and phenomenally detailed miniatures both demonstrate Sue's ability to capture, as she describes, the fragility and fleeting nature of life sustained by these small unassuming bodies of water - the constantly shifting light patterns, the melancholy darkness and the movement of wind imprinting on the surface. The exhibition runs from 25 March to 11 April 2021. Tuesday - Sunday 10am-5pm.
Venue: Beaver Galleries
Address: 81 Denison Street, Deakin, Canberra, ACT, 2600 Australia
Date: 25 March - 11 April 2021
Web: https://www.beavergalleries.com.au/exhibitions/waterholes-and-wetlands/lovegrove/
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Sue Lovegrove “ Waterholes and Wetlands
Sue Lovegrove - No 562 - acrylic and ink on archival board, 61 x 91.4cm. Courtesy Sue Lovegrove
Sue Lovegrove's paintings begin with her immersion in the shimmering light and phenomena of wind and weather around her home in Tasmania. This exhibition extends her painterly explorations of the fluctuating wetlands of Tasmania to the waterholes of Central Australia. For Sue, water allows a private space of reverie reflecting both the physical environment; the fluctuating colours, light and sounds of life from the surrounding landscape, as well as psychological and emotional states of being. Pond-gazing' has been the subject of art and poetry throughout history but the presence of water in the landscape is becoming increasingly transient, rare and precious. These large-scale works and phenomenally detailed miniatures capture, as Sue describes, the fragility and fleeting nature of life sustained by these small unassuming bodies of water “ the constantly shifting light patterns, the melancholy darkness and the movement of wind imprinting on the surface.

Born in Adelaide, Sue Lovegrove graduated from ANU School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1990 and a PhD in 2002. Her PhD research was on Aboriginal women's painting from the desert with a focus on Indigenous perceptions of pictorial and cultural space in painting through experience of everyday life. Sue has had over 25 solo exhibitions around Australia and her work is represented in numerous private and public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Parliament House, Macquarie Bank, Canberra Museum and Gallery and the University of Canberra.

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