Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Our first exhibition of 2013 - Claire Chatfield

SYNERGY AT CERES – first exhibitions of the New Year in our new space!

Synergy Gallery is pleased to announce its first official exhibition for 2013 Claire Chatfield – The Secret Life of Birds, which will kick start our exhibition program for 2013 in our small works gallery, in the restored century old Red Train at CERES environment park.

Opening next Thursday night, 24th January 5.30-7.30 and running till February 2nd, 2013.

CLAIRE CHATFIELD - The Secret Life of Birds – Exhibition 24 Jan-2 Feb 2013.

Claire Chatfield’s exhibition, The Secret Life of Birds, is series of ink and watercolour drawings from her trips around Australia.

With a few brief lines and splashes of colour, she aims to capture mood of the moment and the unique character of each bird. She uses humour and emotion to dissolve the separation between the natural world and viewer. Nature, she believes, reflects us back to ourselves: if we take care of her she will take care of us.

To minimise her footprint as an artist, all frames have been sourced from tip and op shops and up-cycled. For this reason she has chosen to exhibit at Synergy Gallery’s new home in the repurposed red rattler carriage at CERES Environment Park, surrounded by the natural environment and bird life of inner city Melbourne.

Claire has been studying Dynamic Drawing in Byron Bay and Melbourne since 2005 and has exhibited with the group several times.

Claire Chatfield was the People’s Choice winner in 2009’s Macushla Doyle Memorial Art Prize in Lismore in New South Whales and is studying Design at Lismore’s Southern Cross University.

Exhibition Opens: Thurday 24th Jan 5.30-7.30pm
Exhibition Dates: 24th Jan – 2nd Feb
Exhibition Hours: Wed-Sat 11-4pm
Address: Synergy at CERES small works gallery in the Red Train
Corner Roberts and Stewart Streets, East Brunswick.

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