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Seeing the Forest and Trees Exhibition at Tuggeranong Arts Centre

Josephine Townsend, Among the Trees (2023) Ceramics.
Josephine  Townsend, dappled splendour, 2023 coloured porcelain
Josephine  Townsend, Parkland 2, 2022 stoneware
Josephine Townsend, Among the Trees (2023) Ceramics.
Josephine  Townsend, dappled splendour, 2023 coloured porcelain
Josephine  Townsend, Parkland 2, 2022 stoneware

Overview

This ceramic exhibition celebrates the beauty and diversity of the trees that define the landscape. Drawing on the concept of forest bathing (shinrin-yoku) the focus is on the key elements of trees – the textures of bark, the structure of tree trunks, the patterns of light, leaves and branches. The viewer is invited to pause, focus on details, and take the time to see both the forest and the trees.

Works in the exhibition include delicate coloured porcelain vessels that evoke the light and colours of the NSW South Coast spotted gum forests. Sculptural tree forms that evoke the finely textured twisting growth of native eucalypts, the more symmetrical form of European trees and the deeply creviced texture of pine bark. Vessels and platters, decorated with overlapping shapes of leaves and branches create imagery of the parks and bushland that are a signature of Canberra vistas. The use of simple shapes, bold colour and line evokes thoughts of balloons and the simple joys of children running and playing in the park.

Dates

7 Feb – 28 Mar 2024
March 2024
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Tuggeranong Arts CentreReed Street North, Greenway, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions
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