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fortyfivedownstairs gallery/office hours: Tues – Fri 11am – 5pm, Sat 11am – 3pm

Lisa Sewards & Anna Taylor

Flight from Silence honours lost memories and untold experiences. Artists Lisa Sewards and Anna Taylor deliver bodies of work that both complement and define the other.

Taylor’s Home Sweet Home – a Memorial for families of veterans is a collection of unique state artist books which contain the stories of women and children who have vicariously experienced the impact of war. Taylor’s multi layered paintings depict key war sites referred to by the families, seen from the air.

Seward’s work illuminates war heroes of the feathered kind; the carrier pigeons who contributed toward saving countless lives during WW2. In an installation of vintage drop parachutes the avian and wartime experience of flight, risk and valour subtly converge.

Artist Talks:
Lisa Sewards: Saturday 16 May, 2pm
Anna Taylor: Saturday 23 May, 2pm

Closing drinks with the artists:
Saturday 30 May, 2pm – 4pm
(including a performance by Cate Taylor)

Images: (TOP) White Vision, 2015, Lisa Sewards, mixed media on BFK Rives 300gsm, 500mm x 600 mm, unique state. Photo
Chrisvan der Spuy. (BOTTOM) Siberia (detail), 2015, Anna Taylor, acrylic paint and ink drawing, 760mm x 760 mm. Photo Michelle Ferriera.

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