in.cube8r gallery, Fitzroy and Thou Art Mum present Suburban Oasis, a group exhibition featuring works from 12 Melbourne artists.

The ideal suburban oasis is transforming from the traditional Australian quarter acre block to a smaller space, enclosed by a concrete jungle of tiny spaces the closer you move towards the city. A garden or oasis is a treasured space in its myriad of forms. This exhibition explores our artists’ delight in their surrounds as they create a visual interpretation of their own suburban oasis.

Featuring works from:

🌺 Natalie Lawson
🌺 Pascale Garlinge
🌺 Melisa Savickas
🌺 Deborah Bowen
🌺 Sally Bowen
🌺 Tannia Taranto
🌺 Natalie Kouts
🌺 Arrayah Loynd
🌺 Katy Hood
🌺 Trudy Fitzmaurice
🌺 Louise Muller
🌺 Cate Laidler

Opening drinks Friday 26 April, 6pm-8pm, free entry and all welcome. Show runs 26 April-10 May 2019 at in.cube8r, 321 Smith Street, Fitzroy.

QUEEN BEE OF THE NEW YEAR

QUEEN BEE OF THE NEW YEAR

Acrylic on canvas

30W x 40Hcm

April 2019

Una, meaning number one, is the queen honey bee of a boogie wonderland in leafy suburbia, where her style of play rules the streets. Her dress is finest honeycomb and her eyes and lips are glossy with golden nectar. She knows she is the flavour of the month but, just as quickly as the seasons change, she is ready for her short-lived shine to be superseded by the incoming queen.

FORGET-ME-KNOTS

Acrylic on canvas

30W x 40Hcm

April 2019

Liv, meaning blue, is a flower power, vintage-loving, ritual sun worshipper on the green suburban city fringe. Her long, light hair is tied with knots to remind her of all the daily souvenirs that should not be forgotten. The fragrance of the forget-me-nots burns strongly in the dying embers of the day and she recollects that smell is the strongest memory catcher of all the senses.