19 May 2016, 6-8pm
& by Appointment
Swan Street Studios
550 Swan Street,
Emma Stuart - After Arrernte
Swan Street Studios 550 Swan Street Richmond
Emma Stuart’s paintings in After Arrernte are not the archetypal landscape vistas commonly associated with Central Australian landscape art. Intimately cropped, they instead explore the small clusters of trees off the beaten track, the silent beauty ‘hidden’ in Arrernte country’s tributaries and riverbed banks, in the Clay pans and Emily, Honeymoon and Simpsons Gaps.
These desert-scapes explore the transition between day and night, twilight and dawn, a time that reflects a shift in energy and consciousness. They aim to capture the liminal shift between light and shade, between focal points and distorted peripheries, between the revealed and the hidden.