An exploration of liminal spaces in remote
landscapes by Debbie Mackinnon
‘Liminal’ is defined as a transitional space where something new might reveal itself. In the landscape, ever changing forces of weather, seasons, light, tides, and time of day constantly shift the boundaries—nothing
remains static. After many Covid lockdowns, I was so keen to leave behind what was local and familiar, and explore further afield. My travels this last year, have taken me to some incredible wild places in Australia.
I walked and swam in tropical Lord Howe Island; explored the rugged shipwrecked coast of King Island; hiked through the wilderness of the Tarkine Rainforest in NW Tasmania; spent time absorbing the sound of silence in the East MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory; I stayed at two art residencies – firstly on the sweeping plains of the Monaro, near the Snowy Mountains and lastly at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. My paints and sketchbook came with me every time.
Dates for your diary:
Exhibition runs 30 November – 18 December 2022
Gallery open 10 am – 4 pm Wednesday – Sunday. Closed Monday/Tuesday
Official Opening Event – Saturday 3 December, 4-6pm, please join us for drinks and Guest Speaker, artist Mike Staniford
Unfolding The Landscape, Artist Talk – Saturday 10 December, 11 am.
I will discuss my artistic process and answer any questions on how things ‘unfold’ as I walk into wild remote places.
Create Your Own Concertina Book – workshops on 7 and 14 December
now FULLY BOOKED