Primary Focus brings together seven female artists—an immersive experience of Ceramics, Photography & Installations.
This is the first Byron Bay show for local ceramicist Bianca Pintan, who has garnered a strong following overseas with her bold coloured vessels and texturally layered technique. Her pieces are related to sand, coastal dunes and the patterns that water forms as it moves over the ocean floor. The primary colours come from nature, deep blues from the sky and ocean, sunshine yellows, and green hues from plants. As a self-taught artist, Bianca uses this to her advantage, being open to receiving inspiration rather than searching for it, exploring the realm of ceramics with a playful curiosity.
A photographic backdrop provides a simple but striking contrast. Local photographer/designer/poet (& stylish long-board surfer) Amy Rose Hewton is revealing a project based around women’s lineage eschewing the patriarchy; a passion project driven by the unintentional loss of her mother's maiden name.
Author, photographer, and multi-disciplinary artist Pia Jane Bijkerk has created The Land of Lost Dreams, which touches on the bittersweet reality of living here in this magical place.This series featuresnative flora clinging to the shoreline—capturing both the fragility and strength of these botanicals. Fiona Grose brings a hinterland perspective, and Ingrid Leonard and BEC use the beach as their muse.
Jill Dawson, a multi-media textile artist, has created a stunning installation/wall hanging. Her work is influenced by rivers and streams and how they shape the features of the earth. This latest piece reflects on humans and whether we can change our ways and move and flow like rivers in new directions as individuals but still come together in the end. 🖤
Opening Night September 23 from 5 pm.
(Fingers crossed, the rain stays away)
Our Showroom & Gallery Space will be open Saturday:
24 September -- October 1st
Hours 10-3 pm * except Sunday.
6 Acacia St Byron Bay (Arts & Industry Estate)
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