Big Country Art for Small Spaces

Barbara Aroney
EXHIBITION  RUNS
   
October
   
26
 -  
November
   
6
Barbara Aroney grew up on an isolated farm. Knitting together her childhood experiences and recent trips along the Darling and Murray Rivers and across Australia, she has put together a series of works that connect with our country past, but are balanced with modern techniques and sensibilities. She now lives Sydney and works at oneplus2.com.au artist studios in Rozelle.

INFORMATION

Our homes are small, while the Australian countryside and its traditions of work are vast.     

 

The subjects of Barbara Aroney’s art are patterns found in the old lifestyle of the country. Her farm background and trips across iconic Australia have sparked her imagination. Space, light and pattern define her experience.

 

Sunlight entering the interior of early era woolsheds like Umbango and Kinchega casts intricate patterns of light and shadow from the unique constructions in local timbers. Echoes of these complex patterns are found in thread – sewing and crochet tasks marking the time for women living in the bush.

 

Barbara Aroney crafts delicate etchings, miniature paintings and concertina books. The books, produced on Arches watercolour paper, can be stretched out to encompass a panorama, like Chinese scrolls. Read like a book, the viewer can delve into detailed vignettes.

 

Both the miniatures and artist books are portable, convenient, compact, and eminently collectable.

Our homes are small, while the Australian countryside and its traditions of work are vast.     

 

The subjects of Barbara Aroney’s art are patterns found in the old lifestyle of the country. Her farm background and trips across iconic Australia have sparked her imagination. Space, light and pattern define her experience.

 

Sunlight entering the interior of early era woolsheds like Umbango and Kinchega casts intricate patterns of light and shadow from the unique constructions in local timbers. Echoes of these complex patterns are found in thread – sewing and crochet tasks marking the time for women living in the bush.

 

Barbara Aroney crafts delicate etchings, miniature paintings and concertina books. The books, produced on Arches watercolour paper, can be stretched out to encompass a panorama, like Chinese scrolls. Read like a book, the viewer can delve into detailed vignettes.

 

Both the miniatures and artist books are portable, convenient, compact, and eminently collectable.

FEATURED  WORKS

Barbara Aroney, Pentecost Riverbank, 2015, watercolour, mixed media, 22 x 16 cm, 16 pages / open 25 x 240 cm

Barbara Aroney, Country Lace, 2016, watercolour on paper, screenprint cover, 16 x 12 cm, 16 pages / open 16 x 185 cm

Barbara Aroney, Umbago, Jondaryan, Windy, Kinchega Woolsheds, ink on concertina book, 4 books, 20 x 14 cm, 24 pages / open 20 x 300 cm

OTHER  EXHIBITIONS