Past and Present

Mark Dober and Elizabeth Nelson
EXHIBITION  RUNS
   
September
   
13
 -  
September
   
24
Ruins from the nineteenth-century goldfields of their region - often found isolated in the forest - are the theme of these works. 

INFORMATION

Mark Dober and Elizabeth Nelson are an artist couple, living in Castlemaine, central Victoria. Often working together, they make their paintings and drawings in the surrounding landscape. For this exhibition, their second collaborative show, they have made small oil paintings.

 

Ruins from the nineteenth-century goldfields of their region - often found isolated in the forest - are the theme of these works.

 

The artists have sought to convey a sense of discovery, as if these ruins had been stumbled across. There is no melancholy in this experience, but rather, a sense of engagement with a long-gone world whose remnants still mysteriously intrude on our present.

 

Mark Dober and Elizabeth Nelson held their first collaborative show earlier this year at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, of paintings made during their residency at Hill End in central NSW. Mark’s most recent solo show was of You Yangs watercolours at Geelong Art Gallery. Elizabeth’s most recent solo show, featuring a 10 metre-long ink and watercolour painting made in the landscape, was at C3 Contemporary Art Space in Melbourne this year.

Mark Dober and Elizabeth Nelson are an artist couple, living in Castlemaine, central Victoria. Often working together, they make their paintings and drawings in the surrounding landscape. For this exhibition, their second collaborative show, they have made small oil paintings.

 

Ruins from the nineteenth-century goldfields of their region - often found isolated in the forest - are the theme of these works.

 

The artists have sought to convey a sense of discovery, as if these ruins had been stumbled across. There is no melancholy in this experience, but rather, a sense of engagement with a long-gone world whose remnants still mysteriously intrude on our present.

 

Mark Dober and Elizabeth Nelson held their first collaborative show earlier this year at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, of paintings made during their residency at Hill End in central NSW. Mark’s most recent solo show was of You Yangs watercolours at Geelong Art Gallery. Elizabeth’s most recent solo show, featuring a 10 metre-long ink and watercolour painting made in the landscape, was at C3 Contemporary Art Space in Melbourne this year.

FEATURED  WORKS

Elizabeth Nelson, Ruins 1, 2018, oil on board, 28 x 35cm

Mark Dober, Ruins 2, 2018, oil on canvas, 25 x 25cm

Mark Dober, Ruins 1, 2018, oil on board, 26 x 43cm

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