11 Aug 2021 to 13 Sep 2021 Annual Event
The Worlds Between explores the complex habitats of wetlands, mangroves and rock pools, those worlds between land and water. They are vital links between the watery and the solid, worlds of unique and dynamic relationships. We are beginning to understand how wetlands and mangroves are critical parts of our natural environment. They support a wide variety of plants and animals, and are important areas for migratory seabirds. Too often these habitats have been seen as expendable barriers to development, to be chopped down, drained and concreted over.
Anne Lawson is a Melbourne artist who creates works on paper that show the intricacy of the natural world. Her art practice has moved away from the detail of botanical art to the bold, abstract collages with acrylic paints. However, her creative vision remains focused on ways to interpret different habitats and the plants that grow there.
During Melbourne’s lockdown in 2020 Anne became fascinated with the wetlands in Ascot Vale. found that print and collage was a wonderful medium to explore wetlands. She went on to use collage to explore other habitats, especially rock pools at Somers Beach and the mangroves of Westernport Bay.
The exhibition is on display in the Main Gallery of The Old Auction House.
11 Aug 2021 to 13 Sep 2021