By REBECCA BILLS
FIVE local artists have got down and dirty with clay in the new exhibition Sensory Seekers at the Jarmbi Gallery.
Local ceramic artists Lee Goller, Glenn England, Babette Bruder and Jenny Rowe with painter John Wynn-Tweg have come together in clay, colour and texture to explore various sensory elements in nature through art.
With each artist having an ongoing love and respect for the materials used, they have incorporated various colours, surfaces and earthy pigments to enhance each piece.
The sensory artists all said the clay has just as much to say as they do.
“It responds directly to the touch and seduces with its malleability, continually throwing up new challenges,” they said.
Combining clay and print to celebrate the work of naturalists in uncovering and revealing the beauty of nature, artist Glenn England’s ceramics tells the story of past and present interests and inspirations.
Focusing on the intricacies of life, the lines and patterns of nature with the micro-climate of the forest floor are reflected in her work.
Sculptural ceramics including vessels and modules, mixed media drawings and collages by Lee Goller alongside Babette Bruders large and small sinuous vessels show off textures and colours of the local hills, forests and trees.
Sensory Seekers will be running from 4 October to 3 November at the Jarmbi Gallery, Burrinja Cultural Centre, Corner Glenfern Road and Matson Drive, Upwey.
For more information call 9754 8723 or visit www.burrinja.org.au.