Exhibition: July 3rd - Aug 4th
Travel inspired artworks
The Dreams Afar exhibition features art inspired by travel and culture. The artworks include drawings of African safari animals, screen prints of everyday life in rural India and portraits of Sri Lankan workers, oil paintings of Japanese kimono, and a watercolour of Spanish flamenco. The featured artists include: Rebecca Hawkins; Natasha Kumar; Chitra Merchant; Jamel Akib; Veronica MacKinnon; Rennie Pilgrem; Marisa Cyd; Bryony Cox and mosaics by Antonella Scarpa-Isles.
Chitra Merchant and Natasha Kumar both draw on their own Indian heritage to inform their artworks of rural life in India or historical temple sites. Rebecca Hawkins uses charcoal to delicately show the swirl of sari’s surrounded by gold leaf and block-print emblems
Veronica MacKinnon’s detailed drawings of African Safari animals include lions resting, wildebeest in motion, and the fixed gaze of a caracal cat.
The exhibition can be viewed throughout July