EVI O . HANNAH NOWLAN . EMILY IMESON . ANTHEA KEMP
MEL LUMB . ELISE CAMERON-SMITH . ASAHI SO . AMANDA DZIEDZIC
LUCY ANDERSON . MILLY DENT . TRACEY DEEP . EMILY BROOKFIELD
BRITT NEECH . NATALIE ROSIN . STACEY REES . INDIVI SUTTON
“Nature’s creative power is far beyond man’s instinct of destruction.”- Jules Verne
There has been much to say about 2020 – a lot of it unprintable! Yes, it has been rough to say the least, and it has felt like things were falling apart this year, but perhaps it’s actually a new beginning – a correction rather than a catastrophe.
For this year’s End of Year Show we dare to hope, stay positive and forge a new path. We take inspiration and encouragement from the sacred geometry of the Nautilus Shell, the Golden Mean, a symbol for inner beauty and patterns of nature – a symbol of life and internal harmony. The chambers of the nautilus shell are symbolic of the stages each individual passes through life. The spiral itself is a symbol of creation, movement, fluidity and evolution. We look to one of the greats in organic Architecture who worshipped and expressed ‘Nature’s Manifesto’ in his creations, Mexican architect, Javier Senosiain and his ground-breaking project – Nautilus House.
The great oceans or water worlds where everything in nature manifests and springs forth and ancient rock formations and fossils, natural soundscapes and circadian rhythms of day and night all combine as primary sources of endless creative motivation for our end of year artists to extract from.
At the end of each year Saint Cloche presents a Grand Finale group show. In the spirit of collaboration, NAUTILUS is the 6th edition curated by Saint Cloche Founder, Kitty Clark is designed to create dialogue and promote and celebrate the diverse, creative talent of a special group of Australian artist’s that have been handpicked to illuminate the curatorial concept.
This month-long exhibition is the pinnacle of Saint Cloche’s 2020 exhibition schedule and for what has been an unexpected, unprecedented year, the gallery has still managed to blaze a new trail, becoming a virtual vanguard on the Australian art scene. NAUTILUS is a salute to the Saint Cloche community and a feisty ‘chin-up’ as we brave-through, eternally positive and optimistic, clinging to all silver-linings that 2020 has brought us, into a new, evolving terrain. Saint Cloche would like to thank everyone in their community for amazing support throughout the year, especially the artists. 2021 – bring it!
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