'Two Blocks Away' at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Artist Wendy Joyce lives ‘two blocks away’ from the Cooks River, the inspiration for her exhibition at Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

Two Blocks Away is an exploration of urban nature using local plants and eco-print techniques on textiles and paper.

“I am exploring cultivated nature in my local neighbourhood near Cooks River to investigate my connection to nature and place via the plants that grow along the river bank and public places near my home, as well as my own little garden,” Wendy said,

“Many plants that I have used are Australian natives and some are indigenous to the local Marrickville area.

“The objective is to give the viewer an opportunity to connect with nature,” she said.

The experimental printing techniques include eco-printing/botanical contact printing on paper, textile installation works and 2D and 3D works on paper.

One highlight in the exhibition is a collection of 30 hanging textiles banners, ecoprinted and dyed using natural plant dyes, which hang from the ceiling and give the impression of walking through nature.

“The imagery is not an exact replica of nature but an impression, prompting memories for the viewer of their personal experiences and their own connections to the natural world,” Wendy said.

Two Blocks Away is at Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street, Camperdown from Thursday, 18 July-Monday, 29 July, 11am-4pm.

Please join Wendy for an opening event on Saturday, 20 July, 2pm.


For a print quality image or an interview, contact Wendy Joyce on 0407 408 649.

For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath | Media and Communications Coordinator P: +61 2 9392 5334 | E: Elizabeth.Heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au



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