15 December 2021 – 16 January 2022
Evi O Indivi Sutton Georgia Harvey James Lemon
Edward Inchbold Claudia Bagnall Carissa Karamarko
Holly Terry Sallie Portnoy Nick Pont Michael Mitsas
Official Celebratory Launch: Wednesday 15th December, 6-8pm
Meet the Artists: Saturday 18th December, 11am – 4pm
Catalogue & Price List: View PDF Catalogue (12 Mb)
From the depths of the Grotto emerges with equanimity, a new biophilic vision for humanity as one harmonious aspect of nature, the way it should have always been ~ so be it.
And here we are, at the end of another remarkable year as Saint Cloche unveils our inaugural Grand Finale Group exhibition. As always, in the spirit of collaboration, Curator Kitty Clark has hand selected a group of diverse and creative talents to elevate ‘Grotto’ as an infinite reflection of life and art.
Drawing from Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”, GROTTO will be an exploration of an allegory of a subterranean cave with the intent to reveal a story within a story. The artists have each developed a contemporary interpretation, forming narratives that imprint on GROTTO as a portal of intrigue and discovery.
The intention behind GROTTO is not only to unfold a visual feast and sensorial journey, but also an experience that opens our eyes to new and loftier realms. The experiential works will go beyond being extensions of the natural landscape but hopefully tether us to a deeper knowing that we are all intrinsically ‘nature’. A time portal between ancient earth wisdom, mythology and crystalising a vision for the evolution of a utopian future.
‘GROTTO’ CANDLE COLLABORATION WITH ‘OF NOTE’
To celebrate GROTTO, we have collaborated with artisanal, home-fragrance brand Of Note, to create a bespoke candle that captures the essence of our end of year show sensorially with – Heretopia.
Heretopia creates an olfactory experience of GROTTO – A world within a world – the imagined and the real. Earthen. Revelatory. An illuminating journey between darkness and light, inspired by Plato’s Allegory of the Cave.
Notes of Ocean / Gardenia / Bamboo / Woodfire / Cedarwood.
The limited release candle will be available to purchase at the gallery.
Saint Cloche would like to say a heartfelt thank you for amazing support from their community throughout 2021, especially the artists, collaborators and event partners.
We wish you all a festive season full of love and peace – rest up so we can do what needs to be done in 2022 to change our world for the better. 2022 will be the year to step up and be counted….’If not us, who? If not now, when? Brighter days are on the horizon… can you feel it?
GROTTO celebratory launch is proudly sponsored by Iron Gate Estate.
Photography by Jacqui Turk