BOILING POINT, The Third Quarter
Pink Agnes, 2020 is part of an ongoing body of work where medium and support are combined through a practice of threading. Paying homage to the American abstractionist Agnes Martin, this work connects specifically with the inward-ness and silence of a painting. With its closed, adrift shapes and undeviating stitching, the work is a response to the heartbreak of the many Australians affected by the current environmental catastrophe.
This work is for sale @the.third.quarter's fundraiser exhibition, BOILING POINT. Exhibition details below.
Pink Agnes, 2020, oil and thread on canvas, 20.5 x 25.5cm.
What we are witnessing is unprecedented and catastrophic. 6.3+ million hectares of this land has been burnt. More than 1200 homes have been destroyed. Almost 500 million animals have died. 17 people are confirmed dead since the crisis began this season. We're feeling a deep, collective hurt. BOILING POINT is a marking point for these artists. We've hit our limit. Our country burns as we grow more ashamed of our government, we are heartbroken for our environment, and we are aching for those who've experienced loss. This is the point where we take action and contribute to the ongoing aid across the regions.
Co-curated by Chris Macpherson with artwork contributions by local, interstate and national artists.
The sale of artworks through both the physical and online exhibition will raise funds for state based brigades, food banks and animal rescue. Considering the proximity to Invasion Day, we will also be making donations to this Go Fund Me campaign developed by accomplished First Nations man and community rights and empowerment advocate Neil Morris, to offer culturally sensitive, specific and direct support to some of those First Nations communities:
Invest in an artist, and invest in the immense healing this country is yet to undertake.
Exhibition opening Friday Jan 24, 6 - 9pm
Donated food spread by @yes_joy and @florence.camp.hill
Donated tunes by Critter Cartel and @_twinsister
Zonta Club of Brisbane
My new painting series brushstrokes on paper will be on display and available to purchase at this event.
Pink, Green and Gulfstream, 2019, synthetic polymer on paper, 53 x 43cm.
Queensland Children's Hospital mural
Influenced by a sense of place, community and the Queensland Children’s Hospital Oncology Walkway, 'Mindful Trace' is a metaphor for the important role of the walkway in the lives of children undergoing oncology treatment. Using abstract forms of enlarged gestural brushstrokes, this design encourages feelings of freedom and mindfulness. The work records playful marks from artist’s studio, which are then transformed into an expressive composition along the walkway. Each gestural mark connects the artist with the patient community through mindfulness and mark making.
The art of healing story by Louise Crossen