6 April – 27 May 2018
JO DARVALL RECENTS WORKS ON SILK CANVAS AND PAPER
BBC reports the city of Cape Town is running out of water, yet the world focuses here, our city, the worlds worst effected area by climate change. Amongst this adversity, WA’s Water Corporation provides fine drinking water now and for thousands of years to come due to the innovative solutions and ideas of people, from CY O’Connor to the current engineers. …Darvall’s exhibition, Like Water is relevant to the past and current day. Jo Darvall re-imagines history with her impressive large scale silk panels funded by DCAs Creative Grant, previously exhibited at The High Commission in Singapore and at The Manet Club in Beijing will be exhibited in WA for the first time …at the Pump Station No 1 in Mundaring Weir in conjunction with the 2018 Heritage Festival.
Understanding where we come from helps us define our future …in this exhibition held respectively in the main gallery of the Mundaring Arts Centre, Jo continues to pursue her commitment to pay homage to artist Kathleen O’Connor including paintings that reference both Kathleen and Kathleen’s father - the engineer of the pipeline to Kalgoorlie, CY O’Connor.
On her retun from exhibiting in Asia, Jo’s more recent work also focuses on the beautiful waterways - ocean, rivers and lakes that define her adopted state of Western Australia.
The new works titled Water Ways are a fusion of history spiced with old fashioned poetry ensuring a wonderus journey into ways of water, tantalizing and submerging our unique culture that provides the viewer an opportunity to re-imagine history. Like Water Exhibition opens on Friday 6th of April at the Mundaring Arts Centre.