Until 17 March 2013
Gary Freemantle, William Hodges Fellow 2012 - Digging Deep
Drawing inspiration from our southern mirror lakes, Freemantle uses these images to invoke a gentle and meditative mood and at the same time a subtle tension is introduced through his referencing of Rorscharch's psychological ink blot test.
Freemantle has eschewed the use of more familiar mediums such as acrylic and oil in favour of naturally occurring materials. Research into the geology of the area and beyond has rewarded him with various natural earth oxides, including vibrant reds from haematite rock, excellent greens from argillite and greywacke and a beautiful blue called vivianite. He has also been working with lignite, coal, pyrite, sand, manganese, marble, copper ore, limonite, clay, loess and mud.
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