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Wendy Teakel - Land Trace @ Beaver Galleries 24 May - 10 June 2018
BY Emma | 24-May-2018
Wendy Teakel’s work has always been inspired by the land, expressing a strong connection to the history and sense of place within rural and farmed landscapes.
Having grown up in the Riverina, and now living on a rural property outside of Canberra, Wendy has always taken inspiration for her art from the land and, in particular, the visual effects of drought and the encroachment of suburbia. This exhibition includes acrylic and pokerwork paintings and sculptures incorporating corrugated iron, rabbit fur and other found objects that often appear to engage with the patterns and rhythms of land use and abuse. Wendy is interested in how landscape enfolds us as we become more interconnected with the places we spend time in. Wendy currently works as a freelance artist and until recently she was head of the Sculpture Workshop at the Australian National University, a position she held from 2008. Her work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Artbank as well as various regional galleries across Australia and has been selected and curated into more than 80 exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally.
About Beaver Galleries
Beaver Galleries is located in the city of Canberra, the national capital of Australia. Established in 1975, it is the largest privately-owned gallery in Canberra.
The gallery's reputation extends well beyond its strong national presence in Canberra to increasing international recognition with its active programme of promoting Australian artists overseas.
There are four separate gallery spaces for exhibitions and displays, as well as a sculpture garden, gallery shop and licensed cafe