16 Sep 22, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
An exhibition of works by artist Tracey Hewitt. Exhibition opening will be held on Friday 16 September 2022 at 5:30pm. Refreshments available.
Exhibition running from 17 September to 5 November 2022.
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About the Exhibition (Artists Statement)
This body of work began with a trip across Australia via the Tanami Desert and Kimberley region.
Experience and memory simmer away together over time, and the landscape – which pulses with life and mystery, whispering stories of vast country, and hinting at the answers to life’s big questions – became the inspiration for this body of work.
Employing a variety of layering techniques, scratched, stencilled and painted symbols, I’ve attempted to recreate the sensation of the things we sense, but cannot see, to capture the calm softness, which is unexpected in a harsh landscape, and to calm the confusion of life in general by blanketing it in the peace I find in nature.
The work in the exhibition explores the theme Fathomless from several angles: the vast distances of our country; the experiences we have for which there are no logical explanations; and the aspects of humanity we simply cannot understand – the things we find impossible to fathom.
My kids fondly tease me about being a weird hippie – and I’m okay with that. Making art is the way I figure out the world. Experiences, emotions, and ideas that swirl around in my mind seem easier to make sense of with paint than with words.
A bit about the Artist
Tracey Hewitt is an artist, author, life coach and active partner in her family’s farming business.
She regularly exhibits her contemporary abstract art and was a finalist in the Lethbridge Small Works prize in 2021. She teaches art journaling, is the author of When Your Superpower Becomes Your Kryptonite, and is currently working towards Wayfinder Life Coach Certification with Martha Beck Inc.
Tracey spent the first 2 years of her life in Quilpie Qld, where her Mum endured 2 years of dust, flies and heat before declaring “No more”. Brisbane became home for her formative years, high school, and college. But the wide open spaces (and dust, flies and heat) must have seeped into her soul; and given that the love of her life owned a cattle property he wasn’t leaving, Tracey – gleefully abandoning an art teaching degree to marry her salt of the earth farmer – made her home in Central Queensland.
She now lives just out of Theodore where she and her husband raised 3 lively sons while Tracey fine-tuned a diverse range of interests and skills as she figured out what she wanted to be when she grew up. Ironically, the art teaching she was once anxious to flee from has become a source of delight and fulfillment.