6 Apr 2018 to 29 Apr 2018
Hamish Hill’s works in ‘Where have all the Hallways gone?’ encompass fine woodwork and creative designs in an assortment of intriguing timbers.
Sher Mannerheim’s oil paintings in ‘Seeds of Consciousness and Change’ are large scale and colourful details of native flora, pods and seeds.
The idea for this exhibition came from Hamish who had been playing with designs of furniture for the modern house. Traditionally hallways were a formal point of arrival and departure where we greeted and farewelled as well as discarded or collected coats, bags, umbrellas, keys and other paraphernalia. The modern house often lacks a hallway, however the need for these rituals and the furniture to facilitate them lives on.
Seeing Sher’s works on seeds and pods gave Hamish the idea to put together her paintings of the genesis of some of the timbers he used.
All but one of Hamish’s works comes from the Urban Forest, trees that have been cut down in and around Melbourne, trees such as Oak, Elm, Liquidamber and Sheoaks. These and many others have produced some beautiful timbers with a wide variety of colours and textures.