A Deeper Silence

Artist: Carolyn Phillips

Artist: Carolyn Phillips

At Forsight Gallery until 22nd March.

Artists: Gina McDonald and Carolyn Phillips.


Closing this weekend is an exhibition by two accomplished printmakers at Newcastle’s Forsight Gallery. Both are graduates from the Newcastle Art School and both produce work sophisticated yet accessible. The natural environment is sensitively portrayed in the show making contemplation imperative.

Artist: Gina McDonald Title: Nesting Medium: Aluminium etching.

Artist: Gina McDonald
Title: Nesting
Medium: Aluminium etching.

Reflection is central in Carolyn Phillips body of work. The serenity emanating from the delicate landscapes is created with an abstracted quality. Colour is central producing the softness and beauty inherent in the work. Complimenting these artworks are Gina McDonald’s mesmerizing etchings. The haunting delicacy of the nest is a study of isolation and uniqueness. Not surprisingly her work was recently selected for the 43rd Muswellbrook Art Prize. There is definitely a disarming complexity being explored at present in her practice.

An inclination for the punchy is generally my preference but as a visitor to this exhibition, aptly named “A Deeper Silence”, I have been made aware of the allure of stillness.

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