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INTIMATE IMMENSITY & LITTORALIS EXHIBITION OPENING

Saturday 14 October 2023 | Artist tour with Anita Holtsclaw 4pm | Launch 5pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions: Intimate Immensity by Ian Friend and Littoralis by Anita Holtsclaw. The event will begin with a special talk with artist Anita Holtsclaw, followed by the official opening from 5pm.

Intimate Immensity brings together works by Ian Friend created over the past five years. Friend is best known for his evocative works on paper and fascination for the alchemy of materials. The exhibition title is from Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space; a seminal text on architecture that looks at poetry, art, and consciousness itself to examine the domestic places that shape and hold dreams and memories.

Littoralis is the Latin term for the seashore and half the scientific name of the endemic native Australian Sheoak tree: Allocasurina littoralis. From their roots deeply embedded into the sand to the whistling of the wind through their fronds, through Littoralis artist Anita Holtsclaw explores concepts of recollection, memory, simulation, and sight engendered by the framing of the coastal landscape.

Catering by Picnic Society

Drinks by Woongooroo Estate Winery

Bookings are essential for catering purposes. 

INTIMATE IMMENSITY IS A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST ART GALLERY, THE CONDENSERY AND MORETON BAY REGIONAL COUNCIL ART GALLERIES.

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IMAGE: IAN FRIEND, THE ROSE LAKE (AFTER SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT) (2021), INK, GOUACHE, WATERCOLOUR, GRAPHITE AND CRAYON ON ARCHES PAPER, 67 X 101 CM.