2004
Tales From The Drawing Room

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

The Meal
The Meal

Bamboo Intaglio Print.

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Hungry Heart
Hungry Heart

Watercolour & Indian Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper.

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Gateway
Gateway

Oil on Photograph.

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Featherhead
Featherhead

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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Fountain
Fountain

Oil on Photograph.

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Lady of Knowledge
Lady of Knowledge

Acrylic, Indian Ink & Conte on Arches Watercolour Paper.

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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.