Lay of the Land

March 28 – Sat, April 27, 2019

Exhibition opening: Saturday April 6, 2-4pm 

For many years the subject of Amanda van Gils’ work has been landscape, how we experience a connection to landscape in an increasingly fast paced world, and specifically how we think about the genre of landscape painting.

Intuitive and highly personal, the works are driven by medium and composition. van Gils continually pushes the possibilities of how these paintings can evoke a sensation of a landscape that somehow feels relatable or recognisable when presented unrealistically.

Van Gils is a committed painter whose works are as interested in the idea of bringing beauty into being, as they are considering ideas about how landscape is experienced in today’s ever active world.

Where’s Alice?

May 2 – June 8, 2019

Exhibition opening: Saturday May 4, 2-4pm 

A number of architectures operate across these photographs but recourse to the rabbit hole is compelling given the subterranean descent (Down the rabbit hole) at the centre of the series and the sense of curiosity, wonder and bemusement that binds the accompanying images. The sites illuminate a deadpan world both familiar and new exchanging the unremarkable and ordinary with the iconic and extraordinary in a disorienting journey through renown hot spots in the northern hemisphere.

Small Universes

May 2 - June 8, 2019

Exhibition opening: Saturday May 4, 2-4pm

“Understand that you are another world in miniature, and that you are the Sun the Moon and also the Stars”.

This quote, by the 1stcentury theology scholar Origen, is the inspiration for a 12 month journey by Melbourne based photographer Brett Florence into the conceptual ‘miniature’ world.

The exhibition is a collection of images that explore the relationship between photo-fact and science-fiction. A blur between realistic reportage and an intra-stellar odyssey into Small Universes