8 – 12 December 2021
Opening night: Wednesday 8th December
Meet the artist: Saturday 12th December, 11am – 4pm
Catalogue & Price List: View PDF Catalogue (3 Mb)
At Saint Cloche we love collaborating with like-minded people in our community and we are delighted to announce this perfect match between the Two Good Co and Australian artist and emerging icon, Emily Imeson.
Emily and Founder of Saint Cloche, Kitty Clark were both excited to join forces with Two Good Co, when they were approached to collaborate on Two Good’s Cookbook Two – Recipes of Resilience. Emily was asked to create paintings that would be translated into the endpapers and chapter-openers of the book.
As part of the Two Good Co + Emily Imeson collaboration a limited-edition tea towel featuring the painting ‘Love is Good – Love is Two Good’, will be sold to raise funds for the Two Good Foundation. The tea towel is made from ethically grown 100% organic cotton in a GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified factory, using eco-friendly inks.
Purchase the ‘Gift’s for Good’ Two Good Cookbook Two & Two Good x Emily Imeson Tea Towel here.
The painting, ‘Love is Good – Love is Two Good’ will be part of the exhibition at Saint Cloche, and proceeds from the sale of the painting will be donated to the Two Good Foundation.
“When I accompanied Two Good Co to deliver hundreds of meal donations to the bushfire-ravaged town of Quaama, I met some truly incredible humans; people who had suffered greatly, people who had lost and grieved, people exhausted. But mostly, they were a community of resilience and admiration. With the help and generosity of Two Good Co, this community came together to celebrate and laugh as they shared a feast. Simple acts of sharing and giving food can help change someone’s life.
This experience inspired my works; I wanted to celebrate strength and resilience through metaphors and symbols derived from the land. Spotted Gums, smooth and fresh after shedding their layers of burnt bark. Charcoaled landscapes spotted with vibrant green regrowth, with opportunistic fennel flowers bursting through. Water Lilies in a sanctuary zone of water.
I see the land as an interconnected phenomenon that we humans are inextricably part of, not as ungrateful authoritarians, but as equally strange and fortunate anatomical constructions. Not only does good food provide nutrients, but it also brings people together. Humans are stronger together, supporting, caring, laughing, crying, sharing, and healing, together.
I admire Two Good Co’s intentions of acknowledging the value of love, compassion, and support for people in need.
Reaching out to remind survivors of domestic violence
that they are worthy of love is the language of
Two Good Co; it is the language of hope.
~ Emily Imeson
About Emily Imeson
Emily’s practice is a natural inquisition, fulfilling her innate desire to be in the landscape.
“Over time I have developed a satisfying fixation of both; the Australian environment, and the process of painting itself.”
Emily holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Southern Cross University (SCU) and was Granted a Rising Star Scholarship during her studies. Between 2016 -18, Emily received a Young Regional Artists Scholarship from Create NSW to continue her investigations of primordial connections between humans and the natural world. This year Emily received the School of Social Science Honours Scholarship at (SCU) to continue exploring landscape painting and how it can be of benefit in our current global ecological state.
“I find the immediacy of painting from life, and the distortions resulting from processes of remembering, an engaging way to articulate human experience.”
Emily continuously explores ways to translate experience into paintings. Inspired by the resilience found within nature, the landscape has become a metaphor for her own psychology. From 2018 to 2020 Emily traversed the country, living and working out of her car. A formative experience of being in constant conversation with the landscape which encouraged her to question and explore ways of re-presenting landscape.
Emily was awarded the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize in 2019 for her work ‘Alive in the Dead of Night’. Most recently, she received a Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, 2020. Emily’s works have been acquired by the Macquarie Group, Ballina Shire Council, and is represented by Saint Cloche Gallery in Sydney.
About Two Good Co
Two Good Co exists to believe in people until they believe in themselves again. Through the creation of beautiful, high-quality food and products, they support, empower, and employ women with lived experience of domestic violence and homelessness.
Since starting life as an ad-hoc Kings Cross cook-out for the area’s less fortunate, they’ve since evolved into so much more. For every meal or luxury gift pack purchased from Two Good Co, another is donated to a local women’s refuge for domestic violence survivors, designed to spark a sense of self-worth at a time of intense vulnerability.
Social employment, however, is where they create the greatest impact. Through their flagship ‘Work’ employment pathways program, Two Good hire the women from the shelters they serve, empowering them to re-establish their self-belief and independence, while bridging the ‘love and skills’ gap in their journey to re-entering the workforce after living in crisis.
For every sale made, 5% of all revenue is reinvested back into the Two Good Foundation, which funds these programs, following the social enterprise model of ‘business for good’. But this model isn’t just available to the everyday shopper; social procurement contracts with partners like American Express, Lendlease, Charter Hall and Deloitte, now allow companies to consolidate their corporate social responsibility with procurement, delivering social impact in their local communities through the purchase of high-quality hand sanitisers, soaps, cleaning products and end-of-trip toiletries.
Since the business began in late 2016, Two Good has:
– Delivered more than 200,000 meals to refuges and shelters
– Created more than 27,000 hours of paid Work employment
It’s mission is to employ, train and empower 60 vulnerable women each year, and year on year they continue this amazing work.