Chrissie Cotter Gallery
Inner West Council's Chrissie Cotter Gallery is located in Pidcock Street, Camperdown, next to Camperdown Commons and is available for exhibitions and cultural events by individuals and organisations.
When in use, Gallery opening hours are Thursday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm unless otherwise stated.
Entry is free and the gallery is wheelchair accessible.
What's on at the gallery
Exhibition title: Wild Weeds
Exhibition dates: 24 June 2020 to 5 July 2020
General gallery hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm or by appointment. To make an appointment or enquiry regarding the exhibition please contact the artist directly via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0433 004 858.
Free drawing workshops with Sally Mowbray. Fridays - 26 June + 3 July. For more information and to book go to: https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/course/ARVA53
Inner West painter Sally Mowbray presents Wild Weeds, an exhibition of paintings using urban weeds as a visual and literal starting point for the work
"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
I have sought in this series, a sensibility that doesn’t illustrate but looks for parallels in the weed subject matter and the paint.
For example weeds grow where they can, out of necessity, there being no other option. I found a parallel in that at times in my work that the style was doing the only thing that it could for the purpose of the painting
The things I was particularly interested in noting were the way weeds are often isolated, growing from a crack where concrete joins a wall (until their own seeds create company) I like the compositional surprises that present when a shadow is created on surrounding concrete by an unexpected tangle, or a plant with an ikebana like stance
I like their toughness combined with delicacy and the sense of resilience I think they represent”
Sally Mowbray, 2020
For further information about the Chrissie Cotter Gallery, phone Olivia Patchett on (02) 9335 2123 or email Olivia.email@example.com
Images: Emerald and Amber (oil on canvas), Happy Dance (oil on canvas), Sally Mowbray