Exhibition: Memory + Paint, Group Exhibition

Memory + Paint, Group Exhibition
Exhibition Dates19th July - 12th August
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Featuring Louise Tate, Ben Crawford & Sally Stokes

A dynamic group show from three contemporary painters. Each artist draws on memory and connection to place to create these expressive and reflective works.

Irish-born Ben Crawford says that his work is “often autobiographical, with stories and characters from my life informing and populating the paintings. I’m interested in the mythologisation of memory.” Now living in northern NSW, surreal elements in Ben’s work transform the traditional landscape into a somewhat mystical realm. Figures, architectural elements and landmarks imbue a sense of narrative, anchoring his work tentatively to reality.

With over 40 years experience and an extensive exhibition history in Melbourne and Sydney, Sally Stokes’ colourful energetic oil paintings are based on numerous drawings of a place.  Her works evoke memories of place which she says are “feelings not images”, feelings of “the calligraphic energy of the land, the strange balances, the ambiguity of perception, the whimsy of shapes and the surprise of colour relationships”.

Melbourne-based artist and Boom regular Louise Tate uses her painting practice to further explore the overlapping of narratives within physical space, drawing on her own many-layered experiences of both womanhood and the complex histories of national identity. This is driven by an enduring consideration of the place of painting in history. Her layered compositions evoke the exquisite remains of ancient frescoes. Louise completed her studies at RMIT in 2016. She has an extensive exhibiting history in Melbourne and Internationally. Louise is also the recipient of the prestigious Artist in Residence award at the NARS Foundation in New York in 2019.

Shop the Exhibition
A Fiction of Others by Louise Tateoil on canvas 122x97cm unframed$2000
Always the Boy Wonder (Holy Tyranny!) by Ben Crawfordoil & acrylic on canvas 91.5x91.5cm framed$1800
Hands I’ll Never Know by Louise Tateoil & synthetic polymer paint on canvas 60x50.5cm unframedSold
In Italy Before the War (Boy with Octopus) by Ben Crawfordoil & acrylic on canvas 82x106.5cm framed$2000
Orchard of Peaches (For Rebecca) by Louise Tateoil & synthetic polymer paint on wood 52x72cm framed$1050
Paulina by Louise Tateoil & synthetic polymer paint on wood 37x42cm framedSold
Remembering the Tropics by Louise Tateoil & synthetic polymer paint on wood 32x42cm framed$600
River With the Bush (Pennefather) by Ben Crawfordoil on canvas 91.5x121.5cm framed$2250
The Mistaken Warmth of Porcelain by Louise Tateoil on canvas 56x41cm unframed$600
Wet Petal Bedsheets by Louise Tateoil & synthetic polymer paint on wood 32x42cm framed$600
With Mouths Full of Sugar by Louise Tateoil on canvas 123x91.5cm unframedSold
Dune Country by Sally Stokesoil on linen 102x102cm framed$3500
It Just Happened by Sally Stokesoil on linen 36x46cm framed$1100
Like A Wild Thing by Sally Stokesoil on linen 61x61cm framed$1500
Such Wild Love by Sally Stokesoil on linen 61x61cm framed$1500
The World Comes After Me by Sally Stokesoil on linen 36x46cm framedSold
There Are Things We Long To Do by Sally Stokesoil on linen 102x102cm framedSold
We Shake With Joy by Sally Stokesoil on linen 102x122cm framed$4100