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Frightfully Funny I Claire Woolhouse

From Saturday 29 October 2022 -  10:00am
To Sunday 18 December 2022 - 04:00pm

Saturday 29 October 2022   10:00am

The Gallery is open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm and by appointment for group bookings only on Monday and Tuesday. Entry is always free.



Claire’s work addresses mental health issues via storytelling and symbolism

This body of work is currently running in two main streams, a whimsical, quirky, self-exploration into anthropomorphic characters, often manifesting as solemn women. They are all self-portraits that represent a realisation of the artist self that is hidden to most. These works utilise drawing, painting and mixed media.

The other side is an intuitive, expressive and detailed study in realism, depicting Australian fauna in mixed media drawing and painting. 

The aim of the exhibition is to create a collection of drawings and paintings marrying the duality of the two styles together in unity.

‘I want my work to encourage the consideration of the different ways mental illness can manifest for individuals and spark a conversation around the issues that affect many people” - Claire Woolhouse.


 Image credit: Claire Woolhouse, My Superhero (detail), mixed media drawing, 2022, 30 x 42cm.



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