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Flora Abunda Australis … by Ishbel Morag Miller
3 June - 22 June
—Opening 3 June, Thursday 6-8pm (RSVP essential)—
In Flora Abunda Australis …, artist Ishbel Morag Miller continues her love of painting from life. This series of work features predominantly her still life paintings focussing on the play of light and colour in addition to reflections and shadows. She deliberately employs glass bottles, vases, ceramics and drapery to create an interaction of translucent colourful reflections. Dedication is drawn to the beauty of Australia’s unique flora and fauna in many of her still life works through the selection of native flowers such as Banksia and Grevillea . Her delicate response to light is a unifying element in her collection of works creating an intimate poetic atmosphere, to which she fervently gives expression.
“I have worked with different genres, but I love painting still life. I spend time selecting my bits and pieces wondering how they will play off each other when I arrange them in groupings. It’s like a game of chess, each move having a concertina effect”. – Morag Miller
To be opened by Paul Delprat, Principal of the Julian Ashton Art School.