Beyond, Prints to Paintings: Housewives to Fishwives, Embracing Life, Childhood
22 Aug 2004
Convent Gallery, Daylesford

The Convent Exhibition Program

August 22 – October 14 2004

Preview: 2pm August 22


Michelle Day: Renascence, oil and wax on canvas  


Michelle Day   Beyond

In her second exhibition at The Convent, Daylesford, Michelle Day presents us with the latest in her bold and evocative large abstract paintings. Her source of inspiration comes from the land and the sky and is heavily connected with her recent move to Castlemaine in the Central Highlands. Rather than depicting this directly, Michelle aims to capture subliminal qualities and the feeling awe and splendour at viewing the magnificence of nature. 


Helen Kocis Edwards: Fishwife 3, oil and fabric on canvas


Helen Kocis Edwards   Prints to Paintings: Housewives to Fishwives

After a sell out show at Hogan Gallery, Collingwood in 2003, Helen Kocis Edwards has created another series of unique mixed media work in which vivid, sumptuous hues explore the shape, texture and colours of both women and fish. Housewives to Fishwives represents an exploration of the possibilities that arise when fabric, linocuts, acrylic, watercolour paints and oil-based inks are used in varying combinations on paper and canvas.


Tanya Korin: Sadness, bronze with marble base



Tanya Korin   Embracing Life

Born in Odessa in the former Soviet Union, Tanya Korin migrated to Australia in the late 70’s. The work in this exhibition highlights Tanya’s talent across the areas of sculpture and painting, blurring the boundaries between the two mediums. Her bold bronzes convey emotions of love and sadness, imprisonment and freedom, while her vibrant mixed media paintings capture the light and drama of the Australian outback.



Felix Borsari: 'Chris and Gwen', silkscreen print


Mahmoud Zein Elabdin   Childhood

Mahmoud Zein Elabdin escaped his war-torn homeland of Sudan to paint in freedom. His art explores the folklore and legends of his people, the Dinka. Shapes such as his culture’s decorative dress, architecture and animals are woven together in a complex dreamscape of soft and beautiful imagery. The results have been described as like watching the world flash by through the window of a train.


Also on display at The Convent during this time are works by artists including:

John Olsen

Arthur Boyd

David Boyd

Charles Blackman

Selected Aboriginal Artists from the Western Desert of Central Australia

Mahmoud Zein Elabdin

Felix Borsari

And much more!


Exhibitions are showing at The Convent, Daly Street, Daylesford from the 22nd of August to the 14th of October 2004. The gallery is open daily from 10am to 5pm.


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