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ATTENTION TO DETAIL

7 - 18 February
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 17 February, 2017,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that begins at 2017-02-18 12:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-02-18 4:00
Ailsa Campbell, Australian Seeds, 2012, watercolour and ink on paper

Ailsa Campbell

7 – 18 February 2017

hours:
Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm,
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
admission: Free

seeks to celebrate observed detail in Australian natural forms…

Ailsa Campbell, Australian Seeds, 2012, Ink On Paper
Ailsa Campbell, Australian Seeds, 2012, Ink On Paper

Ailsa Campbell, Australian Seeds, 2012, ink on paper

Ailsa Campbell, Australian Seeds, 2012, Watercolour And Ink On Paper

Ailsa Campbell, Australian Seeds, 2012, watercolour and ink on paper

Ailsa Campbell, Watercolour On Paper

Ailsa Campbell, watercolour on paper

Ailsa Campbell, Australian Seeds, 2012, Watercolour And Ink On Paper

Ailsa Campbell, Australian Seeds, 2012, watercolour and ink on paper

Ailsa Campbell, Watercolour On Paper

Ailsa Campbell, watercolour on paper

Ailsa Campbell, Australian Seeds, 2012, Watercolour And Ink On Paper

Ailsa Campbell, Australian Seeds, 2012, watercolour and ink on paper

Ailsa Campbell, Australian Seeds, 2012, Ink On PaperAilsa Campbell, Australian Seeds, 2012, Watercolour And Ink On PaperAilsa Campbell, Watercolour On PaperAilsa Campbell, Australian Seeds, 2012, Watercolour And Ink On PaperAilsa Campbell, Watercolour On PaperAilsa Campbell, Australian Seeds, 2012, Watercolour And Ink On Paper

ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Recent Works on Paper

With a background and interest in botanical art, Ailsa Campbell’s exhibition seeks to celebrate observed detail in Australian natural forms; seeds, plants and rocks, and to represent them in a semi abstract way, drawing on the Indigenous art traditions of Australia, Japan and India.

The Northern Territory artworks reflect the influence of Aboriginal art on Campbell’s work, including the use of ochre and charcoal.

The Beach and Kelp series’ use sand collected on site by the artist, while the Norfolk Island Pine and the Sydney Seed Pods reflect the simplicity and beauty in humble found objects.

The Australian Seeds were inspired by Campbell’s years of drawing seeds using microscopic techniques, and her subsequent study of textile printing and design where she created repeat patterns using original drawings, simplifying and abstracting them.

Smaller ink drawings of seeds are an homage to the botanical artists throughout history as well as Campbell’s personal tribute to the mostly unseen beauty of the humble seed.

I have been painting for over twenty years, initially studying under watercolourist Alan Rawady and botanical artist Jenny Phillips. Having participated in several group exhibitions including Eltham Wiregrass Gallery and The Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, I had a successful retrospective solo exhibition at the Smith Street Gallery in Fitzroy in 2007.

Using a binocular microscope, I spent six years doing ink drawings of seeds and cotyledons for a book on raising small Australian plants from seed, working under the direction of microbiologist, plant researcher, gardener and great friend Judith Barker.

I continue to run workshops at VINC (Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Cooperative) on how to draw native seeds in pencil and pen, using a binocular microscope.

Ailsa Campbell, 2016

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7 - 18 February
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Venue

fortyfivedownstairs gallery
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Phone:
03 9662 9966
Website:
http://www.fortyfivedownstairs.com/