Earthwork celebrates the materiality of earth and the evocation of place through a series of paintings by John Smith juxtaposed with Chris Johnston’s ceramics.
Both use earth as the foundation for their art. John uses found and gathered materials to inscribe his paintings with the colours and textures of place, each being a map to and an expression of the nature of specific locations. Each painting starts with being in the place, with final refinements happening in the studio.
Chris combines the techniques of hand-building and throwing to create forms, surfaces and textures that engage with places or stories. She often works with multiple forms created as a series to express relationships or add to the potency of an idea.
3 December 2022 – 18 December 2022
Newstead Arts Hub exhibitions, events and workshops are conceived and presented by local community members.The Hub welcomes locals, artists and visitors to share in the experience of creative expression, community connection and learning. Open weekends: Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 4pm.