Thursday 20 April, 2017
Tamworth Regional Gallery will open two collections this Saturday, ‘A Printer’s mark: The Pat Rowley Bequest’ and ‘Measure: Debra Dawes’.
Dawes’ exhibition is a comprehensive survey of her work spanning the last three decades, outlining her engagement in political and art theory through her abstracted form of expression.
Tamworth Regional Gallery Director Bridget Guthrie said “Measure is a stunning exhibition by a renowned artist who now lives in our Region and this comprehensive survey of her work is a not to be missed exhibition.
Debra’s work has been described as “a meditation on perception and interpretation” and her precisely patterned canvases have been included in national collections and major museums across Australia.
The exhibition is an insight into Dawe’s history, having moved from Coledale near the South Coast of Sydney, to Murrurundi in the Upper Hunter seeking escape from the increasingly populated and popular village on the coast. Her desire for independence, self-reliance, and for some solitude is evident in her works.
The exhibition will be open until 3 June, 2017.