Lusting after wonderful new exhibition
ARTIST Theresa Edwina Brook is placing two thin mirrors in the middle of the Island Collective gallery space. From the entrance they sit motionless in space, and you move through the room.
Moving forward, a turn to a different angle and suddenly you look deep into a mixture of reflections of the people in the gallery, and what surrounds it.
“We like to be creative,” says Island Collective gallery owner Fleur Yorston, her image disappearing into a maze of reflections behind her.
The installation is part of the new exhibition at the Yamba Gallery titled Wanderlust.
Local artists including Emilia Ugarte, Shannon Grainger, Ben Ross, Savannah Jobling, Kate Naylor, Helen Clare, Fleur and Theresa and each were asked to respond to the theme in any medium they wish.
Theresa, whose work is performance-based, says that she creates an interaction between her body and assembled and dismantled objects.
“The process of embellishment and adornment of the female form serves as a chariot for my performance based wearable sculptures,” she said.
The exhibition opens 7pm tonight and is part of the plunge festival, with live music from Luke Gough, Austin King and Mick Williams as well as a performance by Mallika Van Pelt. Food is available as well as a pay bar (no BYO).