Freelance writing. Out of the urban clutter of the East and now situated on the Pittwater.
Published March 5th 2015
Art by Bloomfield and Millard at Palm House
Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens is a place where native flora and fauna has been manicured and mixed with beautiful plant species from around the globe. The Palm House Gallery sits within these gardens, having been built in 1786. It is one of the early buildings that lead to the now Urbanized city. Palm House has an abundance of natural light and is the location of the exhibition Co-habitation by Sandra Millard and Karen Bloomfield, that explores how Australian urban culture and Australian nature interrelate.
Millard and Bloomfields Co-habitation exhibition, beginning on March 8th 2015, explores "the urbanisation of native animals and the modern dynamic with the human environment." This interposing relationship of the natural world and native Australian fauna and flora is explored through 2 dimensional fauna images by Karen Bloomfield in charcoal, ink & oil and 3D representational habitat forms made from a variety of natural and unexpected materials, created by Sandra Millard.
The success of this exhibition titled Co-habitation, is said to lie in "the dichotomy of the artists methods of exploration." Millard takes us into a world of colour and texture with real or imagined habitats created in the third dimension. Karen Bloomfields' life-like animals on canvas, bring our native species inside, into your lounge room as part of the urban fabric.
The exhibition is said to be expanded with Australian bush sounds and "an unorthodox presentation that invites the viewer to participate rather than just 'view',"
The Co-habitation Exhibition is a FREE exhibition of two NSW Artists. Their artwork is available to purchase, with a percentage of proceeds being directed to WIRES, NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc. This collaborative exhibition by Sandra Millard and Karen Bloomfield runs at the Palm House Gallery in the NSW Botanic Gardens from March 8-20, 2015.