"I'm going to see Carol Dance's neo-surrealistic artwork next week" I said to my Classical Indian dance trained buddy, Pradnya. "Carol Dance? Coincidence. Is that the same person who wrote the play 'Indian Embrace' I saw at the Riverside Theatre the other day? It was excellent! What's neo-surrealism?" she replies.
Carol Dance, a Sydney painter as well as a playwright artist, opened in November her new exhibition, 'Pillars' at the Stirrup Gallery in Sydney's inner west. As I stepped into the gallery, I immediately notice around the room paintings with a consistent theme of something perched on pillars. My first thought was "I wonder what's on those pillars?" A silvery haired lady, hearing my footsteps, stepped out from a small room and warmly greeted me. It was Carol Dance.