Decameron: Library Stairwell Gallery Online Exhibition
“This is my door. That is yours. Over there lives the tall man who lingers on his balcony, cigarette flaring angry orange. And way to his right, the old couple who watch traffic. Trees start to drop leaves. The air smells sweet. And we work. And we wait.” – Tanya Overson
The National Art School’s Library Stairwell Gallery presents its first fully online exhibition, Decameron: Drawings from home, featuring work by Masters of Fine Art 1 Drawing students: Lynley George, Stephanie Houghton, Isabella Millner-Cretney, Tanya Overson, Kaye Shumack, Angela Slattery, Melinda Hunt, Luke Thurgate and Olly Watson.
From Lynley George’s hand-sewn and printed fabric small sculptures to Stephanie Houghton’s cool watercolours and Luke Thurgate’s eerie gouache studies, the show explores personal spaces, the web of social connections and where we are now at this particular, pivotal point in time.
Image: Melinda Hunt, Internal landscape, 2020, ink, metallic pigments, compressed charcoal, oil sticks, acrylic paint and graphite on 300gsm Magnani Pescia embossed with materials from nature including leaves, twigs, feathers, stones and detritus from the seashore, 56 x 76 cm