20th July – 31st July 2016
The transition from girlhood to womanhood is the subject of Blooming by Hannah Carrick. Navigating the space between innocence and the allure and sensuality of being a woman, Blooming is a tender and poignant exploration of physical and psychological maturation.
In a series of intimate paintings, drawings and ceramics, Carrick charts the naiveté of undeveloped bodies as they begin to bud into awareness and the strength of femininity.
Hannah Carrick and her ‘Blooming Ladies’. Photography by: Jacqui Turk
Inspired by the beauty of the natural world, Carrick’s work draws upon childhood memories from an upbringing by the sea south of Byron Bay, NSW, surrounded by waterfalls and rolling hills. A sense of ease and a deep calmness permeate both her paintings and ceramics, reflecting the quiet certainty that comes from a belief in the interconnectedness of all living things, awash in swirling inky colours.
Throughout her studies at CATC Design College and in her professional practise, Carrick has drawn inspiration from a wide range of street artists and illustrators, whose urban edge resonates with her contemporary sensibility.
Blooming at Saint Cloche is Carrick’s first solo show. Carrick has translated her vibrant paintings onto ceramics through a collaboration with ceramist Carly Pascoe, who has hand-crafted the ceramic base vessels exclusively for the exhibition. Concurrently, Carrick is also developing her own lifestyle brand of homewares and textiles in the signature style of her watercolour art.
Wednesday 20th July 6pm – 8pm
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Kitty Wong – Kitty[at]saintcloche.com or 0434 274 251