Paintings of urban ‘wild weeds’ at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Tuesday 16 June 2020

An exhibition of paintings that explore “weeds and self-seeded plants in urban settings” is the next to feature at Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

The exhibition, 'Wild Weeds', is "inspired by the notion that urban weeds might suggest a reminder of wild places, thoughts and possibilities, creating small dialogues between the natural and man-made world,” according to the artist Sally Mowbray

"The subject matter Wild Weeds suggests plant forms outside of tamed and controlled gardens, a reminder of wild places, thoughts and possibilities within our urban surrounds.

“Weeds grow where they can, out of necessity, there being no other option. I found a parallel in that at times in my work and particularly liked working with some new forms proposed by the tangled organic shapes.

“The things I was particularly interested in noting were the way weeds are often isolated, growing from a crack where concrete joins a wall…I like their toughness combined with delicacy and the sense of resilience I think they represent,” Sally said.

Sally says she is excited to hold the exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery because she is interested to see how these works, which have been made using a variety of different approaches, sit together.

Wild Weeds at Chrissie Cotter Gallery
Opening Wednesday 24 June
Exhibition runs until Sunday 5 July
Gallery times: Wednesdays - Sundays, 12am - 4pm

For an interview with the artist, contact Sally Mowbray on 0433 004 858 or

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