Saturday, January 28, 2023

In our own time


My linocut, A Man, a Woman and a Duck, 1996, is part of In our own time, one of four summer exhibitions currently on view at Latrobe Regional Gallery.

When I was undertaking part-time post-graduate studies at Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education, I was invited to create a Patron Print as a fundraiser for the university, and this was the work I made. The artist Jenny Peterson (who also has a work in the show), was the studio technician and editioned the print on my behalf.

Its setting is my home town of St. Kilda, where I was living at the time, just minutes from the sea. The print contains other autobiographical elements, although sadly, I never did own a duck.

It’s a privilege to be part of this exhibition and to have my work hanging alongside so many artists whose works I admire. 

In our own time
12 November 2022 – 12 February 2023
Gallery 4

Artists: Lisa Anderson, N Barnes, Hanna Chetwin, Sarah Dingwall, Helen Eager, David Gatiss, Tiffinie-Jane Gerritsen, Siri Hayes, Mark Hooper, Lorraine Jenyns, Tim Jones, Deborah Klein, Robert Knottenbelt, John Marshall, Tracey Moffatt, Jill Noble, Polixeni Papapetrou, Jenny Peterson, Susan Purdy, Stefan Szonyi, Richard Tipping, Tony Trembath, Fred Williams, Ian Mowbray, John Wolseley, Ermes de Zan.  

Featuring work from the Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection and invited artists, In our own time is an exhibition that brings together works that, through various approaches, reference ideas around recreation and the activities undertaken in our spare moments.   
The importance of both connection and solitude, the need for exploration outside our everyday environments and quietude within, nurturing old and creating new memories are points of reflection in these works. It is arguable that now, more than ever, it is critical to integrate connective and comforting activities into the modern lifestyle.   
Through the selection of works in this exhibition, we are reminded of the agency we have over our time and the opportunities we have to engage, pause, introspect, play and discover.  

- Curator, Gabriella Duffy

NB Jenny Peterson is guest-curator of the group show, Fellow Travellers: Prints from the LRG Collection, which is also part of the gallery’s summer program. The exhibition includes another of my linocuts, Anon, 1998. Details will follow shortly.

Pictured top: Deborah Klein, A Man, a Woman and a Duck, 1996, linocut, 30.5 x 46.5 cm. Collection: Latrobe Regional Gallery. Photo credit: Tim Gresham.