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Delight in the Intricacy of Evolution – The Art of Roma McLaughlin

12 Oct 2017

Delicate paper-cut artwork goes on show at Whitehorse Artspace from October 12, with the exhibition Evolution – The Art of Roma McLaughlin.

Whitehorse Councillor Blair Barker said the artist was a much admired art teacher and Artspace’s 2017 Invited Artist, and her exhibited work was set to captivate audiences.

“McLaughlin’s work is impressive and there is much to see and reflect on in the intricate way she has patiently hand cut each piece on display. Her work fuses Western and Asian influences and she uses her skills to create whole worlds within the paper,” Cr Barker said.

McLaughlin is inspired by patterns in architecture, domestic decor and natural forms. Her trademark artworks feature contoured shapes, patterns, silhouettes and shadows.

McLaughlin’s work is informed by the suburb in which she lives, the bustling and culturally diverse Box Hill. With a constantly evolving landscape of people, languages and culture, her artistic practice boldly reflects her environment.

In association with the exhibition at Whitehorse Artspace, Roma McLaughlin will host a workshop at Box Hill Community Arts Centre between 10am and 2pm on Sunday 22 October. To book, phone 9895 8888.

Evolution – The Art of Roma McLaughlin is free and is being exhibited from 12 October to 11 November at Whitehorse Artspace in Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill.

Join the artist for a floortalk at Whitehorse Artspace, on Saturday 14 October at 2.30pm. Bookings essential: 9262 6250. For more information, visit www.whitehorseartspace.com.au

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