25 October 2018, 6-8pm
October 25 - November 11

233 Brunswick St,

Introduction -
Alison Binks - From the Long Road

25 October 2018, 6-8pm (October 25 - November 11)
233 Brunswick St Fitzroy

From the Long Road

‘The Long Roadliterally a driving journey we took from our home in the south, to Arnhem Land at the top of Australia, with many diversions.

This collection of small paintings – all made along the way – depicts some of the great variety of this country. The colour palette was constantly shifting, as the weather morphed from nights of ice crusts, to fat drops of warm rain swept away as fast as they arrived, by a hot sun.

The privilege to see all this, and not just to see but to sit within it and paint, is not to be underestimated. We all know the way our human handprints are quickly grubbying so much of the country. So what could be seen as just a collection of pretty landscapes could also be viewed as an archive.

Or, more hopefully, offerings from the land to share around, and ensure we remember her.’

Alison Binks