sabbia gallery

Ceramics, Glass + Fibre

Main Gallery   10 February - 05 March 2022

Holly Grace – A Lost Song

My artwork begins in nature, a traverse into the remote regions of the Australian Highlands. This time alone within the landscape is an invaluable experience, sometimes challenging but immensely inspirational as I learn more about the natural world and about myself. My experiences are documented initially with the camera but further explored with glass as my canvas - becoming both a lens and a personal record of my unique environment. This exhibition explores themes of loss and discovery, an echo of recent events in the natural environment. As I explore the fringes of our cultural landscape I discover small intersections, junctions where our human and non-human landscapes intertwine. It is this interaction between humanity and nature that I learn the most about myself, my history and the unbalances that exist. By researching the past and the present I seek to create a cultural narrative that maps together humanity and nature, history and natural history. Leading me on a path to finding my place within a country I call home. As I find myself on blackened trails, lost and unsure of the path ahead. I ask myself how to protect a landscape ancient beyond time? Perhaps if I find my voice, my song, a visual melody filled with light and colour it may listen and sing back to me. But I won’t know until I try, so now I try. - Holly Grace, 2021

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Gallery Two   10 February - 05 March 2022

Alichia van Rhijn – Lemon Light

'Lemon Light' by Alichia van Rhijn presents sculptural works that reference early memories of childhood, both before her immigration to Australia and after. Multi-faceted elements and anthropomorphic forms are in a state of flux. Shifting and changing as they span the fluidity of time, these forms investigate phenomenological notions, alluding to personal and shared experience, memory, nostalgia and trauma. Through the use of distilled minimalist forms, symbolic and ritualistic totems are arranged throughout the space, hoping to initiate pause and contemplation. 

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Main Gallery   16 March - 09 April 2022

Greg Daly – Alchemy & Light

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Gallery Two   16 March - 09 April 2022

Giles Bettison

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Main Gallery   20 April - 14 May 2022

Jeff Mincham AM

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Gallery Two   20 April - 14 May 2022

Selinda Davidson

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Main Gallery   25 May - 18 June 2022

Mel Douglas

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Gallery Two   25 May - 18 June 2022

Marissa Thompson

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Main Gallery   29 June - 23 July 2022

Galia Amsel

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Gallery Two   29 June - 23 July 2022

Verdant – Cathy Franzi

This new body of work by Cathy Franzi takes inspiration from the plentiful spring and summer season past, with its abundance of rain and subsequent flourishing growth. An appreciation of newly noticed vegetation in precious local nature areas and bushland.

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Main Gallery   3 - 27 August 2022

In a Ritual Sense – Simone Fraser

Most cultures have used vessels as icons on their historical journey and I choose to work within this tradition. In a Ritual Sense is my investigation into rites – both the day to day acts of contemplation and the complex acts of social ceremony. It is also a link back to the customs and practices that distinguish all cultures but continue to be a part of our contemporary world. Simone Fraser, 2021

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Gallery Two   3 - 27 August 2022

Nick Wirdnam

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Main Gallery   7 September - 01 October 2022

Cobi Cockburn

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Gallery Two   7 September - 01 October 2022

Kevin Gordon

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Main Gallery   12 October - 05 November 2022

Reflexion – Gerry King

Reflexion: "careful or long consideration or thought”. [Collins English Dictionary] For this exhibition I am reflecting upon the interplay between what we see and understand in the natural world and how that can be abstracted to colour and form which provokes the emotive response. When viewing landscape my gaze is divided between seeing reality and seeing the abstractions it infers.  Colour, form, line, texture, space and composition are within the formal elements of art yet my eye interposes them over the view and insinuates images that might be interpreted in glass works I see fields of crops as though a patch of colour on a painting, the rows of vineyards as though lines on a drawing, shadows on the trunk of trees as though exercises in composition. The moods of water have been a preoccupation for as long as I can remember.  As paint might be progressively diluted and brushed across a page the ocean can appear as solid as land or as elusive as clear glass. I am steered to reflect upon making works that hint at the fine line between reality and the elements with which it is structured.  These works seek to be on the cusp of realism. Gerry King, 2021

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Gallery Two   12 October - 05 November 2022

Maricelle Olivier

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Main Gallery   16 November - 10 December 2022

Lisa Cahill

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Gallery Two   16 November - 10 December 2022

ULRICA TRULSSON

New works in ceramics

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