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Featuring Intricate Drawings by Julia Schmitt
The vibrant streetscapes of Melbourne are lovingly captured and beautifully immortalised in a new exhibition at Off the Kerb Gallery.
The Foundations Exhibition is a collection of drawings by Julia Schmitt who aims to express the life and soul of the city of Melbourne in her work. In this exhibition she invites the viewer to consider their urban environment, not just as a collection of buildings, streets and locations, but as a reflection of the people and cultures that have developed it.
Julia Schmitt is an artist who, since moving to Melbourne from Perth a couple of years ago, has been inspired by the buildings and interiors of Melbourne's café and bar scenes. Her intricate drawings warmly capture the architecture of the buildings as well as the atmosphere and humanity of everyday life in the city.
Foundations is the second solo show for this artist and will include eighteen artworks. For her pen on paper drawings Julia uses micron and other archival quality ink pens and modestly describes her art as "really detailed pen drawings".
Indeed the detail in her drawings is remarkable. I especially love the way she captures the textures of building materials such as bricks, metal and concrete. For me Julia's drawings illustrate the beauty of the urban environment whether that be in a shopfront, architecture, or the inhabitants going about their daily business.
The Foundations Exhibition will commence at Off the Kerb Gallery on 17th May and will run until 31st May 2018. It will be shown in the Upstairs Gallery.
Opening night is on Friday 18th May from 6pm - 9pm.
While you are there make sure you also check out "Chaos Born" by Creature Creature in the Front Gallery, "Re-organised Matter" by Luke Whitten in the Back Gallery and "Inside The Medina" by Alex Hotchin in the Side Gallery.