HOME STUDIO ART SALE 25 NOVEMBER
I'm having a studio sale on Saturday 25th November at my home. As I keep painting and creating the work keeps piling up and it's time to have a clear out and see if I can find new homes for my work. There will be some new work to see and many of my older paintings and prints will be discounted.
The spare room at the bottom of my garden is a nice bright space that will serve as a mock up gallery space to hang framed work. There will also be plenty of loose unframed work to rummage through as well as the chance to walk down the garden to have a nosey in my studio. If you are interested in coming please message me for times, my address and access which is not via the front door.
Contact me here bridgetseaton.com/contact.html for more info.
TRANSITIONS SOLO EXHIBITION
In August 2023 I presented two new bodies of work in a solo show TRANSITIONS at Zig Zag Gallery, Kalamunda from
This exhibition celebrated my love of painting, printmaking and the West Australian bush which provides me with the inspiration to create my work.
To date my previous exhibitions have mainly comprised of my paintings, in contrast this show was equally split between showcasing my acrylic paintings and my monotype prints. In addition to this I had a wall of accordion plein air sketchbooks on display documenting my time outside in nature and provided a direct insight into the process behind my finished pieces.
The paintings in this exhibition are about how I experience place when passing through on foot. When walking through a landscape time passes slowly, my paintings are not of a particular view or snapshot of time but rather an accumulation of different viewpoints, experiences and times of day. They are of place in an all encompassing way, when painting a place I am delving into visual memories of the near and the far, what is in front and what is behind, the flowers I saw at my feet and the rocks I passed 5 kilometres before. I am trying to say a lot in one painting - each painting is a token of my appreciation and wonder of place. The work is made in response to places I have returned to time and time again, especially those on the Bibbulmun Track
My prints are original monotypes. A monotype is a one of a kind print, a print that cannot be reinked and repeated. Some of the prints in this show are collages, made up of cut and torn papers that I have hand printed and then reassembled to recreate the magical world that I feel I inhabit when being surrounded by trees. Many of the prints are in direct response to Monkey Rock in Denmark. On this beautiful cluster of Granite boulders, leaves drift down from ancient Karri trees and land on fallen trunks that decompose slowly in the damp earth. This place is timeless to me which is why I have titled two of the prints In Between Trees and Outside of Time. To see the exhibition online click here https://bridgetseaton.com/section/523257-SOLO%20SHOW%202023.html|
Contemporary Print Media Awards Exhibition 2023
As a member of The Printmakers Association of WA, I will be exhibiting some of my prints in the annual members exhibition.
Melville Open Studios 2023
This year I am participating in Melville Open Studios on the 28 and 29 Aril 2023.
As well as having a number of paintings and prints for sale I will be running a workshop or demonstration.
Elemental Exhibition @ Earlywork Gallery
ELEMENTAL is a duo exhibition between myself and emerging artist Laura Peden at the Earlywork Gallery www.earlywork.gallery/ in South Fremantle. The exhibition is showcases our recent acrylic paintings of the natural landscape in Western Australia.
I have been working on two series of works based on my trips to the wild and isolated parts of Southern WA and these series show a more expressive, abstract and personal shift in my work.
Laura paints landscapes in both the urban and regional areas and shares my love and concern for the fragile ecology of this land. www.laurapedenart.com/
The exhibition runs from the 17th - 29th of May. Open Mon-Sun: 10am - 4pm.
Opening night - Friday 20th May - 6.30 - 8.30pm with drinks and light snacks.
A portion of the proceeds of the sale of each painting will be donated to the Conservation Council of WA (CCWA)