31 October – 13 November 2019
In this exhibition Katoomba artist Pleasance Ingle gently ruminates on her time spent wandering the tiny island of Malta. She uses a paired-back palette of delicate yellows, subtle greys, and blue gouache, accented with ink lines and shadows, to present the urban landscape of the island.
“These are images of Malta as a built environment. A very small and ancient land that has been peopled for centuries. Spending any time here can give one a sensory overload. The congestion, the noise, the constant building, the dust and the garbage and sewerage smell. The ancient is cheek by jowl with the modern. Even in the tracts of open land there is not a rock that hasn't been touched by human hand."
"There is a beautiful madness.”
These works reflect the calm measured process of the artist, the absence of people and the chaos bringing the moody built environment into focus.