Thursday 20 June – Sunday 1 September

Mildura Arts Centre
Gallery 4
Free entry

INTERIOR

Reflections on a Pandemic

Jennifer Gadsden | Michael Rowe
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Mildura-based artist, Jennifer Gadsden and Michael Rowe, a Melbourne-based artist, have both created a series of colourful and heartfelt artworks reflecting on the pandemic. Jennifer has created a body of work over the last few years for this exhibition, continuing her CONNECTIONS series of ceramic tile artworks and paintings, which focus on human connection and social interaction. Michael’s series of still life paintings express his love of colour, shape and movement, and the intensity of the colour gives a sense of unease we have experienced during these more uncertain times and the isolation it has forced upon so many people. 

This exhibition explores our lives on many different levels: the objects we collect around us in our private spaces, the interior spaces of our homes, the interactions we have with others through relationships and social connections, our inner minds and emotions. With the easing of restrictions, we have taken tentative steps to reconnect with our communities and friends, but will our lives ever really be the same? This exhibition explores the interior of our lives as we navigate through these uncertain times post pandemic.


Image: Michael Rowe, Yellow Plate, 2023. Acrylic on canvas.
Image: Jennifer Gadsden, INTERIOR: Domestic Bliss - The Comfort of Baking, 2023. Acrylic on canvas.