Exhibition: Contemplating Affective Landscapes

Event Name
Exhibition: Contemplating Affective Landscapes
28 January 2019
Penrith (Werrington North) Campus

Address (Room): WSU Art Gallery, Bldg AD, Foyer


Contemplating Affective Landscapes showcases Dawne Fahey's abstract atmospheric landscapes, created using cold wax and oil paint during a recent artist residency at Tweed Regional Art Gallery, Murwillumbah. These pieces are timeless, they are rich in colour and texture, signifying contemplative quiet spaces contained within active moments. Dawne works two pieces simultaneously to form a pair which speaks to her emotional experience of immersing herself in the Tweed Valley landscape. She overlaps layers upon layers of the cold wax and oil mixture, which she then scrapes, scratches and sands. Embedded in each piece are unseen words, numbers and letters, which are then painted over. Dawne acknowledges the positive impact of removing herself from the external demands of everyday life has on her ability to create works that invite audiences into her felt experience of the landscape. For enquiries about acquisition of artworks, please contact Monica McMahon, Western Sydney University, Art Curator

Web page: http://virtualtours.uws.edu.au/universityartgallery/Contemplating-Affective-Landscapes

Name: Monica McMahon


Phone: (02) 4620 3450

School / Department: Art Collection Office