BEASTLY FAIRYTALES AND THE SEDUCTIVE AUSTRALIAN BUSH
18 Jun - 30 July 2016 Sagra Art Gallery, Melbourne VIC
When: 4.30PM - 6.30PM Saturday 18 June 2016 : to be opened by Dr Chris McAuliffe
Where: Sagra Art Gallery, 256-258 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern VIC
Phone: +61 3 9079 5603
Reckless Romantics is a universal story this new body of work inspired by the romantic notion of the seductive beauty of the Australian bush and examines our deep fear of the untamed. How quickly the romance can turn sour. (Grimm’s fairy tails, Picnic at hanging Rock, the fires of Yarloop, the Gruffelo,
a convict history).
Walking the pipeline to the Waters End - Exhibition opens September 26th Fremantle WA
Explain the theme behind it.
I want to create dialogue … with this exhibition, to ignite an activity of sharing of stories of an event that has shaped WA to this very day….the sharing of myth or fact about this wonderful West Australian legend. It’s also an incredible story of resilience for Susan, CY’s wife and her children who carried on living in WA despite the rumours, fears, lies and celebrations of their fathers stunning achievements. CY O’Connor is recognized world wide for his achievements as Engineer-in -Chief of the Fremantle Harbor and the creator of the pipeline to Kalgoorlie it is an inspiring story to paint. But the celebration is tempered by the terrible tragedy of his death at a young age and with so much more to give.
Unrelenting Determination of Susan and Kathleen OConnor drives us to continue against adversity