The word "indigo" brings so many
flashes of association - the colour,
the plants, a budget Indian airline!
However for me, the main meaning
is "transformation and
wonderment". The magic of
fermenting a plant and extracting
the colour - the excitement of
pulling green fabric from a dye pot
and watching it oxidise and become
blue. The wonder of human
ingenuity in discovering the
process. Indigo is all about the
hidden being revealed.
Penny Jewell, 2016
Afterglow | Carly Le Cerf
Australian Artist Carly Le Cerf is known for her aerial and vista landscape paintings of the Great
Southern Region, Western Australia. She creates her unique works using a mixed media of
encaustic painting medium, acrylic and oil paint layered and applied to the board to create a highly
textured effect. She spends hours on each piece, allowing the process to have a voice while it takes
her on a journey of discovery towards a pure and personal expression of the landscape.
'Afterglow' is a series of works derived from a plein air expedition Carly undertook throughout the
region in October this year. Paintings, sketches and photographs from the journey have been
developed by Carly into this exhibition of mixed media works, which embody the seductive colours
experienced at dusk.
Flourish | Kate Floyd
Flourish is Kate's first solo exhibition and showcases botanical paintings,
influenced by her time spent in and around Walpole.
As a self taught artist, Kate has been fortunate to study under such renowned artists
as D'hange Yammanee, Becky Blair and Jennifer Sadler.
Kate uses a variety of media including acrylics, oils, collage, printing and encaustics.
JOURNEY | Leanne Fry
Petrichor Gallery is so proud to present this exhibition by Nornalup
artist, Leanne Fry. Leanne works principally in encaustics and in
her first solo exhibition will premiere works created using the
finest locally produced beeswax.
K2tog | Sarah Walker and Jo Court
K2tog (Knit two together) is a joint exhibition by Sarah and Jo of
the Peaceful Bay Beanie Co. See knitting in a new and
contemporary form as sculptures, paintings and wearable art.
Wilds | Elizabeth Edmonds
Inspired by the beauty of her surroundings, Elizabeth explores
personal connections within the local landscape - its wildness,
remoteness, light, mists, trees and atmosphere. 'Wilds' brings all
these elements into focus and captures them through landscape
drawings and paintings.
Convergence | Justine Gamblin
Through the use of imagery of animals grouping together, in
particular schooling fish, Justine explores aspects of identity.
Using this symbology to create drawings and prints on paper she
investigates ideas to do with her own connectivity to others and
her identity in relation to family, ancestry, genetic make-up and
life in a small community.
littleBIG Art Prize 2018
The 2018 littleBIG Art Prize was a resounding success. Entries for
the 2019 littleBIG Art Prize will open in October 2018.
First Impressions | Lana Daubermann
Lana is a former West Australian, now residing in Melbourne. Lana works
mainly in oils, capturing the beauty and colour of our spectacular native
plants in her still life paintings. Lana describes her work as impressionist
tonal style and this exhibition will be her first solo show and promises to be
needles+thread | Caitlin Stewart
It is wonderful to have Caitlin come back to Walpole to present her first solo
exhibition. A former primary school teacher in Walpole, Caitlin now lives and
works in Narrogin. Caitlin has mastered the art of sewing to create amazing
pictures and 3 dimensional artworks that capture the intricate patterns and
beauty of nature. Caitlin's works have already proven to be extremely popular
and this exhibition will be a showcase of her exceptional talent.
Stephen Draper | Elizabeth Edmonds
Stephen and Elizabeth combine their artistry
to take us on a journey along our wonderful coastline.
Stephen designs and creates sculptural pieces working in
various media, primarily teak, capturing the flow and
movement, the depths and shadows of sea life . . . above
and below the waterline.
Elizabeth is a visual artist who's love of the natural
environment is expressed through pencil, ink, acrylic and