© 2017 Fern Petrie. All images copyright Fern Petrie. Artworks must not be reproduced without the artists written permission. Thank you

2009
Remembrances, Collections & Keepsakes

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

Three Graces, Panel 1
Oil on Canvas. Sold.
Three Graces, Panel 2, Oil on Canvas 2009
Oil on Canvas. Sold.
Three Graces, Panel 3
Oil on Canvas. Sold.
Self Portrait
Oil on Canvas. Sold.
The Brides Choice
Oil on Canvas. Sold.
Mucha
Oil on Canvas. Collection of the Artist.
Ahipara Gum Fields at Noon, Acrylic _ Oil on Canvas, 2009
Screen Printed Images on Canvas with Oil Paint. Collection of the Artist.
Gum Fields
Screen Printed Images on Canvas with Oil Paint. Collection of the Artist.
Twilight Over Te Henga
Oil on Canvas. Sold.
Breaking the Drought
Oil on Canvas. Collection of the Artist.
Metropolis
Oil and Indian Ink on Canvas. Collection of the Artist.
Adventure Land
1908 Chums Book Pages, Acrylic & Indian Ink on Canvas. Sold.
Alpha & Omega Triptych
Gold Leaf, Oil Paint & Indian Ink on Canvas. Sold.
The Butterfly Garden.
Doll, Real Butterflies, Paper Mache & Found Objects. Destroyed.
Walking Against the Wind
Doll, Paper Mache, Polymer Clay & Oil Paint. Sold.
Who Will Save Us?
Doll, Paper Mache, Polymer Clay, Fabric & Oil Paint. Destroyed.
Look But Don't Touch
Doll, Snake Skin, Paper Mache, Polymer Clay, Oil Paint & Found Objects. Sold.
The Decoder
Doll, Paper Mache, 1908 Chums Book Pages, Polymer Clay & Oil Paint. Sold.
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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.

Twilight Over Te Henga

Oil on Canvas. Sold.