KATIE DANIELS + BETTINA WILLNER-BROWNE
ETERNE expresses Katie and Bettina’s enduring childhood memories that form timeless, ethereal works of art that are forever. Both artists connect through their nostalgic links to spending their childhood growing up in rural Australia, surrounded by awe- inspiring nature. The works are a complementary interface of organic, sculptural ceramics and other-worldly landscape paintings.
Thi is Katie’s most audacious body of work yet and she will be presenting a polyptych! Polyptychs (an artwork created of usually, a main panel, flanked by wing panels) were most commonly created by early Renaissance painters, the majority of whom designed their works to be alter pieces in churches and cathedrals. The polyptych form of art was also quite popular among ukiyo-e printmakers of the Edo period in Japan. Very apt, as Katie’s work has been described as contemporary landscapes viewed through a European lens with a sense of the orient as well.
Bettina’s works consider the connection between material, form, nature, architecture and memory within contemporary ceramics. Organic sculptural and textural pieces – her latest colour palette for ETERNE breathes life into her biomorphic forms. This body of work draws from a recent residency in Hungary and also has been heavily influenced by a trip Bettina made with her family to the Great Barrier Reef where they sailed around the national park and explored the indigenous walking trails and snorkelled in the most remote, dazzling places. It was unlike anything she had ever experienced before. Beaches piled with washed-up coral bleached and broken, underwater rock formations with sheer drops covered in plants swaying with the current of the water.
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