I love the things we have here in South Australia – the fabulous food, wine, people and places – beauty everywhere. And, for more beauty in my life, I own and operate a gorgeous little gallery called Mrs Harris’ Shop: www.mrsharrisshop.com.au
Published September 11th 2018
Exotic backyard garden colour
For some, their backyard is their world. For artist Colleen Morrow, the world is her backyard.
Water hyacinths and water lilies: photo Lauryn Arnott
Forty years ago, she wrote in her art journal (one of a massive collection!) that she wanted to explore her own backyard – and all these years later, In My Own Backyard, a beautiful exhibition of colour, light, love and unbridled joy, is the result.
Many of her forty exhibitions over the years have featured her treasures in one form or another. They have been the subject of beautiful prints, or have been there for visitors to add to their own collections.
In My Own Backyard showcases some of the treasures – they appear in some of the prints, or pop up strategically throughout the display.
Print featuring cyclamen and Balinese terracotta piece.
It's quite a treat to see 'behind the scenes' like this in a printmaking exhibition. For many, it's sure to answer lots of those 'how did she do that?' questions. For others, it will raise some new questions!
And, if you're keen for more information or would just like to be entertained by this amazing woman, Colleen will conduct an artist talk on Tuesday 18 September at 10:30am. She's a fabulous storyteller and generous speaker – you're sure to learn lots, and have loads of fun as well!
In addition, Colleen will open the exhibition during the Fullarton Market (every fourth Saturday at the Fullarton Park Community Centre) on Saturday 22 September. It's a fabulous opportunity to acquire some of Colleen's treasures, which will be offered for sale.