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This is an exhibition by Dawn Conn, who is an international figurative sculptor. Dawn lives all around the world, including Brisbane, Dublin, Ireland and Berkshire, UK. She has frequent exhibitions and has a very distinctive and interesting style.
Her figurative, unique sculptures tell the story of "where we have been and where we are going."
Each original sculpture was created using a lot of emotion and joy. Dawn's sculptures capture the moment so well and are charming and meaningful. It is Dawn's intention that her sculptures are both striking and memorable.
This exhibition will be held at the Graydon Gallery, 29 Merthyr Road, New Farm. It will be held from 20th February to 24th February 2019. The hours for viewing are from 10.00 am until 4.30 pm every day. This exhibition is a free event and you can register at this link.
Dawn will be returning to Australia for a short visit after three years in Europe and for this exhibition, she will liaise with local artist Fiona Chivers, for an exhibition of works focusing on the Halcyon Days. This was a time in the past that was mainly happy and peaceful.
Fiona's paintings often show the bond between water and land. Fiona's work is also influenced by her memories, emotions and past experiences.
The areas of south-east Queensland and the Moreton Bay area are the motive behind Fiona's oil paintings and other works done on paper. Fiona does large, modern seascape paintings which look into a particular theme. Fiona's paintings also hone in on the tidal area of the coast where the land meets the crashing waves and the ocean.
More About Dawn
When Dawn is making her sculptures, she uses memory and joy to create them. Each sculpture has its own story and an emotional connection and often these sculptures will stir up childhood memories.
Dawn did her training in London at the St Martin's Art & Design College. Dawn's work is nearly always figural sculptures and Dawn attempts to evoke the moment in each statue.
Since 2011, Dawn has been running a successful sculpture business based in Australia. Then in 2016, Dawn returned back to Europe. In 2018, Dawn began to re-introduce bronze back into her works. She does pieces mixing bronze and mixed media and these can now be viewed both in private and public collections in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France, Germany, Switzerland, USA, UK and Ireland.
More About Fiona
Fiona is a local Brisbane artist, who went to the Queensland College of Art. She actually majored in printmaking and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 1987. Fiona now does both oil and watercolour paintings.
Fiona likes to bring out the natural elements and show the effect that erosion has on our fragile environment.
You can read more about Fiona and her work at this website.