Due to the current closure of Mosman Art Gallery, the opening of this exhibition has been postponed to 2022.
Remnants looks to find connection between two distinct (geographical) locations, Rangitata River, New Zealand and the Darling River, Australia, through the exploration of fragility within the landscape as a result of water mismanagement.
"I am often thinking of my works as unfinished fragments of memory. They sit within an archetypal landscape, by means of print, and assemblage. Current works incorporate delicate charcoal lines, abstract hybrid landscapes, mono-print and embroidery. Stitching the memory, or lifeline to the past. Threads snap and break. Fractured memories part of a once pristine landscape." - Bernadette Facer
Bernadette Facer's artistic processes are often influenced by the sombre and contemplative black protest paintings of Hone Papita Raukura ‘Ralph’ Hotere. Her works often depict braided rivers as shadow water or ata wai. Black on black printing methods are used to serve as a dual representation for memory and of the depletion of resources, in the agricultural district from which she hails, Waitara (Canterbury).
Image: Bernadette Facer, Wai rere: running water, 2021, screenprint, fabric and rocks, 200 x 200 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
In Profile is an exhibition space featuring works by selected local artists working in a variety of media.