IT TAKES TWO: Artists and partners Judith White and Michel Brouet with their works before the opening of the touring exhibition In [Two] Art at the Grafton Regional Gallery.
IT TAKES TWO: Artists and partners Judith White and Michel Brouet with their works before the opening of the touring exhibition In [Two] Art at the Grafton Regional Gallery.

One space, double the creativity

IF your image of an artist is that of a temperamental creative locked away in a studio for months, imagine two of them living together.

Artist Judith White wouldn't have it any other way.

Ms White and photographer Michel Brouet are among 30 artist couples with work in the newly opened "In [Two] Art" touring exhibition now showing at the Grafton Regional Gallery.

"I think that only a fellow artist can understand the creative pressure that you can be under in producing work," Ms White said.

"So to have them there as support, and understanding the long hours that goes in is a great help."

The couple met after being introduced by a mutual friend and Mr Brouet said it was an attraction to Ms White's work that sparked the first conversation.

"I was using a lot of fisheye lenses in my photography, and I saw Judith's work of scenes painted through distorted windows and the similarity really sparked my interest."

Ms White said that reaction from the public had been quite interesting. "People ask all the time about how we make day-to-day lives work," Ms White said.

"But we are two artists who work at opposite ends of a studio space who come together for meals at the end of the day. It's been as simple as that."



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