2004
Tales From The Drawing Room

7th – 28th August, Studio Gallery, Auckland.

Hungry Heart
Hungry Heart

Watercolour & Indian Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper.

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Il Medico della Peste
Il Medico della Peste

Watercolour & Indian Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper.

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Black Lace Bride
Black Lace Bride

Watercolour & Indian Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper.

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Aja Transcends
Aja Transcends

Watercolour & Indian Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper.

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Featherhead
Featherhead

Watercolour & Indian Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper.

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Chinoiserie Doll
Chinoiserie Doll

Watercolour & Indian Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper.

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Two Ends of the Tale
Two Ends of the Tale

Antique Book Cover, Coloured Pencil & Indian Ink.

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Dryads
Dryads

Antique Book Cover, Coloured Pencil & Indian Ink.

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A Mothers Nursery Rhyme
A Mothers Nursery Rhyme

Antique Book Cover, Coloured Pencil & Indian Ink.

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Cameo
Cameo

Watercolour and Indian Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper.

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Cameo
Cameo

Watercolour and Indian Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper.

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The Meal
The Meal

Bamboo Intaglio Print.

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Lady of Knowledge
Lady of Knowledge

Acrylic, Indian Ink & Conte on Arches Watercolour Paper.

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Lady of Acceptance
Lady of Acceptance

Acrylic, Indian Ink & Conte on Arches Watercolour Paper.

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Lady of Tolerance
Lady of Tolerance

Acrylic, Indian Ink & Conte on Arches Watercolour Paper.

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Lady of Wistfulness
Lady of Wistfulness

Acrylic, Indian Ink & Conte on Arches Watercolour Paper.

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Fountain
Fountain

Oil on Photograph.

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Gateway
Gateway

Oil on Photograph.

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The works in this exhibition were inspired by Victorian anatomical studies, the pageantry of the Venetian carnival and perceptions of wealth and beauty informed by fashion. Each image mirrors the Victorian fascination with the peculiar and otherworldly while the sitter is silent, contemplative, undemanding. Each image tells its own tale;  whether it is one of appropriation, curiosity or imagination it is for the viewer to decide.