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Australian landscapes at Box Hill Community Arts Centre

9 Aug 2018

Out west (Salvation Jane)  

An exhibition of works by German-born Melbourne artist Karen Standke is coming to Box Hill Community Arts Centre this month.

Whitehorse Councillor Raylene Carr said Full Circle is an exhibition of new work by the artist, inspired by her recent travels around Australia and her impressions of its landscape gained over the last two decades.

“Karen has exhibited prolifically over the past 20 years both nationally and internationally and has won many awards. Her oils on canvas are rich with the colour, movement, sun and shade of the Australian landscape and her depiction of the outback is stunning,” Cr Carr said.

Her paintings are informed through research into the changing face of the landscape and the impact of climate change, introduction of weeds and non-native fauna and flora.

Signs of these phenomena are everywhere and can be subtle – at first sight they may even be perceived as beautiful, as are the soft, wispy blades of buffalo grass in Central Australia or the vibrant colours of the flowering Paterson’s curse in Victoria.

Karen describes this exhibition as focused on the change in the environment, and the subsequent choices we make about how we respond to this emotionally and practically.

Full Circle 

When: Tuesday 21 August – Sunday 2 September 2018.
Where: Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill
More information: upcoming exhibitions at BHCAC

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