Sat, 30 Jan


Sheila Whittam Exhibition: Diary of a Song

New works by Sheila Whittam called Diary of a Song

Sheila Whittam Exhibition: Diary of a Song

Time & Location

30 Jan 2021, 12:00 pm ACDT – 09 Feb 2021, 5:00 pm ACDT, 444 South Rd, Marleston SA 5033, Australia

About the Event

Playing has taken me back to basics; starting at the very beginning, letting go of some of the prescribed rules, yielding and letting the work, embodying the artist’s visual language, speak for itself. The issue, I have found, is not to press for the outcome, but to let it just arrive at the right place!

The end result is this new body of work called Diary of a Song… a song that tells of a process, about being on a journey, and not necessarily arriving at the destination.

Shadows of my previous practice are still there … especially the work with layers, palimpsest under layers, which quietly, and with deep reverence, reveal a history of the working process. But this time I have used joyous colours, oil paints, cold wax medium, assemblages, collage, monotype and drawing. These works are all less structured - there is a freedom to breathe. They are cathartic - a kind of revolving experience, drawing much more from within - instead of without; drawing from the hidden treasures that exist in the sanctum of the artist’s inner life.

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