15 March - 1 April
Join us for the exhibition opening on Friday 15 March, 5.30 - 7 pm.
“I had been doing lots of reading about witches and the witch hunts, particularly in Salem” says photographer and artist Nina Lipscombe. “I was inspired by the women behind the sinister stories of the past. I wanted to showcase some of the modern day ‘witches’ I know – young and old – in order to summon up dialogue around these powerful women and what it really means to be a witch.”
For this body of work, Nina has taken photographic portraits of local women, ranging in age from 8 to 80, and used her painting background to transform the portraits into magic realism photo essays about the essence of womanhood.
“My process was basically a merge of my photography and fine art. I took multiple shots of different models and places, and put them into photoshop in order to combine everything and paint the beautiful and surreal scenes.”
Nina has used her love of nature and fantasy, and the history of the witch trials, and combined them to make a comment on the abiding way society views women who live in harmony with nature as a threat. Her photos are a celebration of the power of women, nature and sisterhood.
“The idea that I can take myself wherever I want to go or be whoever I want to be, that is what motivates me to continue to create. I love showing people a piece of me that I can’t even see myself unless I am creating. To share something beautiful with the world or even with one person – that is what makes me the happiest.”
Each of Nina's incredible artworks are sold as framed, limited edition photographs. Please get in touch for sales enquiries.