2009
Remembrances, Collections & Keepsakes

30th May – 7th June, Moores Building Gallery, Perth.

Three Graces, Panel 1
Three Graces, Panel 1

Oil on Canvas. Sold.

Three Graces, Panel 2, Oil on Canvas 2009
Three Graces, Panel 2, Oil on Canvas 2009

Oil on Canvas. Sold.

Three Graces, Panel 3
Three Graces, Panel 3

Oil on Canvas. Sold.

Self Portrait
Self Portrait

Oil on Canvas. Sold.

The Brides Choice
The Brides Choice

Oil on Canvas. Sold.

Mucha
Mucha

Oil on Canvas. Collection of the Artist.

Ahipara Gum Fields at Noon, Acrylic _ Oil on Canvas, 2009
Ahipara Gum Fields at Noon, Acrylic _ Oil on Canvas, 2009

Screen Printed Images on Canvas with Oil Paint. Collection of the Artist.

Gum Fields
Gum Fields

Screen Printed Images on Canvas with Oil Paint. Collection of the Artist.

Twilight Over Te Henga
Twilight Over Te Henga

Oil on Canvas. Sold.

Breaking the Drought
Breaking the Drought

Oil on Canvas. Collection of the Artist.

Metropolis
Metropolis

Oil and Indian Ink on Canvas. Collection of the Artist.

Adventure Land
Adventure Land

1908 Chums Book Pages, Acrylic & Indian Ink on Canvas. Sold.

Alpha & Omega Triptych
Alpha & Omega Triptych

Gold Leaf, Oil Paint & Indian Ink on Canvas. Sold.

The Butterfly Garden.
The Butterfly Garden.

Doll, Real Butterflies, Paper Mache & Found Objects. Destroyed.

Walking Against the Wind
Walking Against the Wind

Doll, Paper Mache, Polymer Clay & Oil Paint. Sold.

Who Will Save Us?
Who Will Save Us?

Doll, Paper Mache, Polymer Clay, Fabric & Oil Paint. Destroyed.

Look But Don't Touch
Look But Don't Touch

Doll, Snake Skin, Paper Mache, Polymer Clay, Oil Paint & Found Objects. Sold.

The Decoder
The Decoder

Doll, Paper Mache, 1908 Chums Book Pages, Polymer Clay & Oil Paint. Sold.

Remembrances, Collections and Keepsakes is the culmination of the past seven years of artistic development for New Zealand artist Fern Petrie. This is her first international exhibition and acts not only as a retrospective; showcasing examples of her changing style, but also provides a window into her recent artistic practice in a body of works created after her relocation to Perth in 2008.

 

For this retrospective Fern has revisited each of her five solo exhibitions and created new works which sit alongside their predecessors. These images explore previous ideas from a later viewpoint and speak of the way change and continuity can exist simultaneously in the work of one artist.

 

Most importantly, this exhibition highlights change. The stories of these works are not confined to the past or to one person alone, each holds the potential to become keepsakes and remembrances away from the artist and their retrospective context. They have the capacity to take on a life of their own and exist to help form new memories in others.