Still Life on Paper
Thursday 11 July
to 28 July 2019
Image: Genevieve Swifte, Stillness, 2019
Please join us for the opening at Watson Arts Centre at
2 Saturday 13 July. pm
Stillness: Still Life on Paper is the result of a collaboration between Canberra Potters and contemporary artist Genevieve Swifte. Genevieve recently completed an artist-in-residence project and two workshops in the Watson Arts Centre Gallery.
The workshops welcomed young artists from thirteen years of age, creative professionals and complete beginners alike, with each participant invited to show work in the exhibition.
Stillness: Still Life on Paper displays meditative drawings undertaken collectively in the workshops, accompanied by personal explorations of objects found at the Canberra Potters: old ceramic pots and fragments of vessels juxtaposed with glass, fruit and cloth. The result is a multifaceted and immersive exploration of still life that questions the stillness of seeing and drawing through a series of mark making techniques. The techniques privilege the movement of the hand, unravel our perception of depth and work to dissolve elliptical forms into fluid variations of light, shadow and line.
Genevieve Swifte works between drawing, photography and video, she has a PhD from the ANU School of Art and Design and is a resident artist at the Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres in Braddon, ACT. She also works with the community as an independent arts educator teaching the observational drawing course Eye to Hand.
Genevieve’s works are held in public collections in Australia and internationally.
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