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DREAMERS


BY ALICE LINFORD FORTE & SALLI COPPIN

AN EXHIBITION OF large abstract PAINTINGS AND RAW metal and gem RINGS

ALICE LINFORD FORTE

"I tend to approach painting the way I approach life: haphazardly, spontaneously and somewhat erratically. Bursts of colour, dramatic contrasts and a certain unpredictability of what is to follow.

This is how the theme of 'Dreamers' came to be.

Painting abstracts  invites a 'meditative state of mind', that I don't feel when focussing on the details of realism, which is what has made this exhibition so enjoyable to work on.

 A couple of recent trips to Indonesia and India have provided me with some creative refreshment, each inspiring new depth, new colors, and most importantly new ideas. 

Whilst trying to make a living through my art I've also tried to remain as true as possible to what it is I really love about it. Not trying to reach a destination but enjoying getting lost along the way. 

I'd like my paintings to be looked into rather than looked at. To be felt rather than seen. To connect with people through colors and shapes rather than subjects.

In an attempt to do this I've created a collection of visually exciting abstracts depicting pure, raw expression, without the constraints of technical rules and conventions. 

'Dreamers' is an exhibition of works that can hopefully encourage open mindedness and a broad imagination."

 

SALLI COPPIN



GIANT - by Tony Warrilow
7-20 March
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GIANT
BY TONY WARRILOW

Moments of beauty from a powerful ocean

Throughout our lives most people develop individual associations with the ocean that are often valued and long term.  From formative years playing at the seaside through to leisure activities and reflective moments the ocean is our life journey companion.  It becomes part of our life style and in turn part of who we are.

As weather events dictate, the southern and western coastlines of the Australian continent bear the brunt of eastward moving storms. Travelling for vast distances across the Indian Ocean these storms generate dynamic areas of powerful swell.  
These swells vary greatly in size and shape.  Some will be well organised almost to the point of having a symmetry. Others less so, jutted, sporadic or at best broken. 
Regardless of the detail ,the stronger storms bring the ocean to reveal a powerful beauty with its’ twisting shapes and changing surface textures. 



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THIS EXHIBITION IS NOW SHOWING
AT CAPEMENTELLE alongside HIGHLIGHTS FROM
THE "from above" exhibition

.....
..GUNGURRUNGA NGAWA 'LOOK ABOVE'
A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION BY MARTINE PERRET

EXHIBITION OPENS SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER 6-8 PM
 CONTINUES UNTIL 25TH OCTOBER

MARTINE PERRET 
Formally a photographer for the United Nations, Martine is no stranger to the aerial view from a helicopter.
Her first exhibition since permanently residing in Margaret River W.A. was a photographic exhibition and book launch titled - From Above- an aerial view of the wonderful south west region.
This new exhibition , an aerial view of the Goldfield region of Western Australia, encaptures  the stunning beauty of this vast country of ours.
This is also an important step in a bigger project Martine has in mind.....

ARTIST STATEMENT
Gungurrunga Ngawa (Look Above) was shot above the Western Australian Goldfields salt lakes as part of an on-going project documenting both the landscape and the regions inhabitants. 
The ethereal beauty of the area’s unique shapes and textures when seen from the air reveal an extraordinary and ancient land, symbolically reflecting those traditional paintings that combine natural and metaphysical notions with a sensuality of colour and patterns.
This aerial series is the first part of a broader body of work that will also weave in the works “ Ngala Wongga” (Come Talk), a set of portraits examining the interconnectedness of people with the land, the culture and identity expressed with languages that today are considered endangered.