Nissarana Galleries, 211 Main Street Mornington
Presents its inaugural solo artist exhibition celebrating the fabulous and inspiring work of ethereal artist Kerrie Warren. Kerrie has a long history as an exhibiting artist and has numerous qualifications in her field. Born in Melbourne in 1968 she has completed a Diploma of Transpersonal Arts Therapy, A Diploma of Arts in Ceramics, and in 2016 was awarded the degree of Masters in Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University.
In this outstanding exhibition Kerrie will present both her spellbinding landscapes, full of movement and earthly grace and her elegant ceramics of majestic expression. The exhibition has taken its naming from the principal work ‘ A Journey in Flow’.
This work of imaginable magnanimity traverses the dominant wall in the main chamber of the gallery and expresses Kerrie’s intrinsic emotional connection to the environment as it takes us through clouds of intricate hue and non-repeated pattern that is one of the hallmark characteristics of these remarkable creations. Pondering for some time it is easy for the viewer to see the myriad of opportunity that lies in each work.
Nissarana Galleries Curators and Directors Valerie Pasquale and Philip Ayres are honoured to invite you to this wonderful uplifting exhibition. They feel it is rare for an artist of such dynamic quality and calibre to prepare an exhibition incorporating the disciplines of both painting, large and small and ceramics.
Saturday 15th June at 2 pm
Preview the day before on Friday 14th June
Out on a Eucalyptus Limb 2019
Acrylic on Caravaggio Linen, 180 x 150 cm
Dear Art Lovers
Earlier this year in February I made my way to the National Gallery of Victoria to see Between Two Worlds, a sensational exhibition featuring Dutch artist M.C. Escher interwoven and in dialogue with Nendo, an acclaimed Japanese design studio. A truly breathtaking and most inspiring installation – spaces throughout the gallery were totally transformed into the world of Escher where visitors like myself were transported into a remarkable and extraordinary three dimensional experience. I found a new appreciation of Escher…
It was a joy to share this experience with Anne McGravie Wright, Director of AVEC Pleasure Art Tours & Consultancy. Anne designs trips of a lifetime ‘Art Tours’ complete with guides who are passionate about Contemporary Art Practice both here in Australia and abroad – FRIEZE NYC, Venice Biennale, NZ Sculpture Tour, VIP MONA, Melbourne Private Tours, Hong Kong Basel, Berlin Collaborative Tour and London Art Fair. Who knows, she might just organise a tour to my studio in Crossover later this year? Anne travels quite a bit as you can imagine but also makes time to provide professional Art Consultancy with a background in the conservation and collection management of artworks in corporate, state and private collections across Australia. A busy woman!
Here in the studios I’ve been pretty busy too… working on a short video to be included in a recent forum at UTAS, the University of Tasmania (a big thank you to DJ at Mind Insurance for assisting me at such short notice) and of course the wrapping and packing of paintings in preparation for solo exhibition A Journey in Flow. These works are slightly smaller than the large-scale installations that I’ve become accustomed to. A little more challenging in some way as I explore ‘the bigger picture’. This show includes paintings dated from 2015 – 2019, presenting a visual link between past and present (a journey in flow).
Enjoy a glass of wine with me at the Opening on Saturday 15th, or feel welcome to pop in and Preview on Friday the 14th
The Instant Asset Write-Off threshold has been extended and increased to 30th June 2020. Business owners may be able to claim the cost of an artwork under $30,000 but of course this would be dependant upon individual circumstance and taxation advice should be sought!