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A Matter of Making - Marianne Penberthy | 6 July - 1 September 2024

Published on Tuesday, 28 May 2024 at 8:43:27 AM

Image detail: Vestige, Marianne Penberthy, 1996, mixed media, paper, rust and wire, photographed by Karl Monaghan
Image detail: Vestige, Marianne Penberthy, 1996, mixed media, paper, rust and wire, photographed by Karl Monaghan


EXHIBITION DATES: 6 July - 1 September 2024

OPENING NIGHT: 6pm - 8pm, 5 July 2024

VENUE: Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

A MATTER OF MAKING
The process of making, seeking to gain insight through exploration with, and manipulation of material matter, is an inextricable aspect of who I am.
Following a process of making releases my mind to wander - revealing and connecting me to histories of place; it allows materials to say what I cannot.
This exhibition surveys works created from 1994 to the present – from Caloundra to the Midwest. Over this time, I have nurtured my practice of making as a form of restoration. Using textiles, paper, matter from the earth, and whatever came to hand, I have undertaken journeys to explore questions of isolation, colonisation, and women’s work.

Image Credit Marianne Penberthy in her home, Photography by Elliot Brown
MARIANNE PENBERTHY
Marianne’s art responds to, and with, the land on which she has dwelled since the early 1970s. These responses to the unique vegetation, remnants of habitation, mapping and language of the land find their way into permanent and temporary marks in her work.
Born in Queensland in 1948, she began her art practice in the early 1980s as a self-taught ceramicist and production thrower. She then formally trained at the Central West College of TAFE (now Central Regional TAFE) and Edith Cowan University, Perth, completing her Bachelor of Arts Visual Art in 1995.
Living in the Midwest of Western Australia Marianne continues to explore issues of significance to her, including the constraints imposed by altered visual perception resulting from hymominus hemianopia.

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