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Name: Olivia Jones

Title: Contemplation (Toodyay)

Medium: Oil paint on Canvas

My interest primarily lies within the realm of abstraction, emotional wellbeing and connection. Contemplation (Toodyay) is a painting which was started before a family barbeque at the family bush block in Toodyay. A peaceful day where I was fully immersed in the tranquility of the sound of wind through the trees, distant sheep and birds, the blue sky as far as the eye could see and the scattering of wildflowers popping up through the sandy soil. The fire like red, which once dominated the canvas, began to change after this day of mindfulness. I began applying palette knives of sandy greys and earthy tones, as well as lilacs alluding to the landscape I was immersed in.

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Old Courthouse Gallery

Name: Patricia Kelly

Title: Running Wild

Medium: Water colour and gauche on aqua board

This work is inspired by the rugged limestone cliffs that surround the gardens at Caves House, Yallingup. Colour, shape and movement reflect the impact of the weather on the natural environment both over time and in the moment.

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Old Courthouse Gallery

Name: Sue Smorthwaite

Title: Bush Dance

Medium: Handmade wool felt, found objects, silks, threads, wire and clay

I delight in presenting and promoting wet felting as a fine art form to a new and modern audience. My tools are my hands. Natural wools, textiles, threads, found objects, soap and water are my materials. I am exploring the ability to incorporate found objects into my work demonstrating the harmony achievable between contrasting natural materials.

Using a combination of found seed pods and handmade wool felt, “Bush Dance” is a celebration of Spring.

Rising from the dark, dead seed pods rooted in the ground up through the dancer’s stretching, awakening felt body, life emerges with an abundance of the wild flower colours of the local bush.

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Old Courthouse Gallery

Name: Carly Le-Cerf

Title: Juukan Caves

Medium: Oil and encaustic on board

After my recent painting jaunt in the Pilbara this year, I couldn't help but be be moved by the magnificence of the region. It felt like such ancient country. I found myself wondering who had walked before me. Upon returning home to my studio, I was horrified by the news that Juukan Gorge had been destroyed. This is my visual story of a 46,000 year old priceless and culturally significant heritage site, since obliterated through greed and ignorance.

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Name: DEE CREDARO

Title: RIVER WATER

Medium: oil

I am an artist, farmer, mother, Aussie, and everything I create reflects these parts of me, some more and some less. I am passionate about art in all its glorious diversity and am never happier than when sharing ideas and dreaming up new projects.
oil painting on a porcelain surface is an ancient form of art, elegant, complicated and demanding, a true challenge to any artist, involving many layers of work and patience. Each piece is kiln fired at approximately 800*c between 4 and 10 times, till it meets the artist's expectations.

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Name: Janet Rofe

Title: Blooms

Medium: Oil on canvas board

There is an evolving relationship between the object and its surroundings. The interplay between light sources, colour and the shadows created by forms, are dynamic. Positive and negative shapes become interchangeable.

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Old Courthouse Gallery

Name: Simon Collins

Title: My Darling Karri

Medium: White & Black Charcoal pencils on Mi-Tientes paper

My darling Karri left me on Saturday the 7th of July 2018...I miss her every day...tears are never far away. This is her in old age, kinda crooked and showing a blameless life well lived and well loved. I will remember her, like my very first telephone number (mum n dads - 459 3565), until old age catches up to me too and I finally forget everything. So here is a visual memory for posterity of a dear dear friend. My heart aches still - Simon Collins.

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Old Courthouse Gallery

Name: Leone broadhurst

Title: Burnscape 2

Medium: arcylic on canvas

I have a fascination with fire , its terror and strange beauty , and i'm reminded of the mythology of the Phoenix .

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Name: MIranda Free

Title: Banksy Photobombs Margaret

Medium: Oil on aluminium

Several influences are evident in this still life painting that refers to the indomitable Margaret Olley, famed for her beautiful still life works. She is a huge inspiration to me and hence I have placed my arrangement on a book of her work. For this piece I used two delft ware vases that belonged to my mother (also Margaret) as I am fond of referring to items of personal history in my works and linking them to current preoccupations – in this case the form of local flora, dramatically lit to create interesting shadows. The happenstance of a sticker of one of Banksy’s works on my studio wall meant that he inveigled his way into this work. As I principally work from life, I found it hard to resist including this Banksy image (that is somewhat reminiscent of photobombers) in this exploration of a dramatic but contemplative work where I remember my long gone mother whose ashes reside in a bush setting far from here though close to where Margaret Olley spent her later years in Sydney.

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Name: Myra Staffa

Title: Shell Collection

Medium: Acrylic

Summer beachcombing memories collected on a plate. A still life study of a group of shells painted in a semi realistic manner. There is a contrast of strong light and deep shadows around the objects resulting in an atmosphere of summer sunlight at the beach. Each of the objects have distinctive texture and a slightly subdued palette of washed-out faded colours. The background is the colour and texture of beach sand with paint applied in rough broad brush strokes to enhance the surface. The large round plate creates the composition of the piece and gives a focal point to anchor the objects.

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Old Courthouse Gallery
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