28 June - 15 July
Join us for the opening Friday 5.30pm 28 June.
Blue Mountains’ artist Glenice Ware is inspired by the strength and fragility of the Australian landscape. ‘To me the land is an amazing, naturally formed work of art, then we come along and make marks and changes in order to control, understand and make relevant.’ Ware often immerses herself in landscape to begin the art process - drawing, painting, using sticks, red earth, mud, rusty iron and paint to mark paper and fabric. In the studio, she continues the work ‘defining and redefining the story of (her) environment with marks, symbols, colour and materials.’
Residencies in the Broken Hill region, Capertee Valley and Bundanon, near Nowra, have informed her current work. For her exhibition at Platform Gallery, Ware made a conscious decision not to make any ‘new’ work, preferring to refine and repurpose existing work and give it new life. She has been digging into her drawers of ideas, finished and unfinished works – mapping a deeper layer of her wanderings to create two- and three- dimensional works.
Join us at the exhibition opening to celebrate Glenice's beautiful collection of textiles, painting and sculpture.
Interview by Margot Turner.