PETA DZUBIEL – CADE TURNER
The Australian bush conjures up a deeply felt anxiety in many whom may have, at some point, wandered too far from the track. Beguiled by its beauty and the excitement of exploring the untamed, imagination takes hold and adventure can soon lead to misadventure. Stories of lost children – in early colonial paintings and narratives such as Picnic at Hanging Rock - have become folklore, holding their place in the Australian psyche.
The Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is the chosen setting for this exhibition which seeks to re-imagine the notion of being lost in the Australian landscape via painting, installation and photography. White Australia has an unease with our identity as displacers of Aboriginal heritage and it is this anxiety which has been explored time and again through film, literature and art. Sadly, the Garigal ancestors of this landscape are lost to us; their rock carvings are set to fade away as there are no known descendants with the wisdom to perform the re-carving ceremony.
In response to the landscape around Eramboo, Peta Dzubiel focuses on the figurative aspect of the landscape via painting and a new aspect of her practice - photographing paintings within the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Placing a painted portrait or figurative work in the landscape heightens the paintings meaning, which in turn accentuates the psychology of the landscape and a sense of the uncanny. The intention of the installation is to create an immersive experience for the viewer. By exhibiting paintings away from the traditional gallery space and effectively sending the audience on a bush walk, they will experience the works in the poetic Australian light. Furthermore, the displaced works and audience is a reminder of the bush and its eerie magnetism. The oil paintings on aluminium installed on trees are influenced by “lost children narratives” and also conjure up missing persons’ posters.
Artist Cade Turner explores the mystery and romance of the unseen energy of the Australian landscape. Via the camera’s lens, Turner visualizes symphonies of light and colour spawned from a gravitational pull to art history’s Romantic period. The essence of light is gleaned from self-developed, manual and unconventional techniques, enabling Turner to capture unseen impressions of light, its explosive sensitivity and beauty. Turner’s latest suite of large scale photograph’s focus on the disorientating effects that play on the mind and body when lost in the Australian landscape. Fear and terror are captured skilfully with the lens to render a disquiet beauty.
BIOGRAPHY - PETA DZUBIEL
Peta Dzubiel lives and works in Sydney. In 2006 she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney. She has since been a finalist of the William Fletcher Travelling Fellowship and the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship twice and was a Bundanon Trust artist in residence during November 2012. Peta has won the Fisher’s Ghost Prize for traditional painting in 2013 and has paintings in the Bundanon Trust and Cowra Regional Art Gallery collections. Her paintings work with elements of pictorial ambiguity and mystery to explore the landscape and figure/field relationships as a means by which she can express the psychological and metaphysical aspects of ‘Landscape’. You can view more of Peta’s work on her website petadzubiel.com and follow her work on instagram @ petadzubiel
BIOGRAPHY - CADE TURNER
Cade Turner (b. Sydney, Australia, 1977) received a Bachelor of Media (Visual Communications) from Macquarie University in 2001. Turner has exhibited locally and internationally and his work is held in private collections across Australia, Singapore, Japan, Italy, France and the USA.
Unlike many of his peers, Turner is a self-confessed Romantic artist. His contemporary, heart-felt, evanescent works emit mystery, mood and romantic grandeur. Turner uses the lens as his paintbrush to free light and colour caught in a living stasis, transforming them to unveil exquisite, untouched, visual symphonies that evoke a full spectrum of emotion. You can view more of Cade’s work on his website www.cadeturner.com/ and follow his work on instagram @ cadeturner
20 – 28 MAY 2017
Exhibition Opening, Saturday 20 May, 2-5pm
Free afternoon tea and Eramboo bush trail walk from 2pm
Official opening by John Ogden, ACS at 3pm
Eramboo Artist Environment is proud to present LOST. This exhibition seeks to re-imagine the notion of being lost in the Australian landscape via painting, installation and photography. Come with the family to explore art outside on the beautiful Eramboo property.
Eramboo Artist Environment, 304 McCarrs Creek Road, Terrey Hills, NSW 2084
Artists talk Saturday 27 May, 3pm
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Our Designs On Water
24 May 2017 - 6.30pm - 7.30pm
The launch of a special series of talks and exhibitions. Beginning with a joint presentation by a hydrologist and an artist who are concerned with damaging water events and ways to recovery. Hurricane Sandy, 2012 the ‘Battle of the Floods’ the Netherlands in 1953 and Cyclone Winston 2016, are part of the discussion and presentation.
Dr Floris van Ogtrop - Lecturer Hydrology and Modelling Centre for Carbon, Water, and Food | Faculty of Agriculture and Environment School of Life and Environmental Sciences THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Dr Therese Kenyon Artist/ curator exploring the politics and poetics of water in contemporary life.