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Two new solo exhibitions

Wednesday, 08 May 2019


The Tin Heads

The Tin Heads is the latest solo exhibition from Ellen Norrish, celebrating an amateur collection of tins owned by retirees Margaret and Robert Gaston. The 10,000 tins are displayed floor to ceiling in a shed in Waggrakine, a suburb on the outskirts of Geraldton in WA’s Mid-West. While the exhibition cannot replicate the immersive experience of visiting the Tin Heads, the paintings seek to emulate the hobbyists’ sense of kitsch, care and community in regional Australia.

About Ellen

Ellen Norrish (b.1993) is a representational painter currently based in Perth, WA. Ellen graduated from Curtin University with Fine Art Honours in 2016 where she was the recipient of the NAVA Ignition Award for Professional Practice and the Free Range Gallery Graduate Award. Ellen was also nominated and successfully chosen to exhibit in the HATCHED National Graduate Show at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art where she was awarded Highly Commended by Hatched’s Schenberg Art Fellowship judges. The Tin Heads is Ellen's second solo exhibition.

elastic house

elastic house presents a body of paintings by Holly Yoshida which investigates the oneiric house, the house of dream-memory. Using sourced images from public online forums such as 'RENT NETWORK,’ viewers can temporarily project themselves into the painted scenes. The works communicate the porosity between the individual and their surroundings, surfacing a dialogue between our psychological interiors and the physical space they inhabit.

About Holly

Holly Yoshida (b.1992) is a Perth based painter. Yoshida graduated from Edith Cowan University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2014 where she was the recipient of the Painting Residency Award and was chosen to exhibit in the Watch This Space Graduate Show at the Mundaring Arts Centre. Her first solo show Wintermute was held at Free range Gallery July 2016. elastic house is her second solo exhibition.

Event details

The exhibition will take place from Friday, 17 - 28, May 2019 at Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley Campus, Edith Cowan University.

Opening event

Date: Thursday, 16 May 2019
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Spectrum Project Space, ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 3, Room 3.191

Open hours

Tuesday to Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm;
Saturday 12.00pm - 5.00pm


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