Clare Brodie
Clare Brodie

Upcoming Exhibition ‘Between and Beyond’ at Art2Muse Gallery 23 January – 5 February 2018

Launch 25 January 6pm – 8pm

Clare Brodie has been a finalist in numerous Australian art prizes and held her first solo exhibition in 2017. She has been featured in publications including the Sydney Morning Herald and Inside Out Magazine, and her works are held in private collections.

Clare Brodie’s painting practice stems from meditative walks she takes through her local bushland. She draws a sense of peace by deciphering and simplifying the complexities of both the bush and her life. Her works abstractly depict narratives of these walks, where she is looking between the sculptural bush to the sky beyond.

 

 

Between and Beyond

Between and Beyond consists of three series of works: Pathway, Canopy and Between. Clare has effortlessly reduced the dense and bustling bush to simple motifs and shapes in flat planes of colour. Trees become columns, their canopies become gently contoured forms, and rough tracks become smooth and level paths. Repeating these motifs in varying sizes takes the viewer on a journey through these pathways, canopies and the negative space between them and the sky.

Portrait canvases are used to create a frame or slot, reducing the pictorial view to emphasise the ‘between’. The selective colour palette is used as both a tool for perspective (neutral colours for the distant landscape and pale blue for the sky so it recedes), and to project how Clare feels about the landscape and her emotions when she is surrounded by nature. Her balanced and harmonious compositions unearth the simple beauty of nature, and it is this connection Clare has with the strength of the Australian landscape that empowers her art practice and keeps her centred.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018    Upcoming ‘Between and Beyond’ at Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney

2017     ‘Pathway’ 16-26 Feb at Saint Cloche, Sydney

 

Group Exhibitions and Art Prizes

2017 Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize finalist ‘Last of the Summer Light’

2016     W-Gallery exhibition

2016  Lindfield Art Show- Feature Artist

2016  Mosman Art Prize finalist Diptych ‘Bush Canopy”

2016  Kilgour Art Prize finalist ‘Watching’

2016  City of Ryde Women’s Art Prize finalist ‘Summer Canopy’

2016  alumNOW Art Group Exhibition ‘Dappled Pathway’ & ‘Which Way’

2016  Gordon Group Art exhibition

2016  Balmain Arts and Crafts Show

2016  alumNOW Art Group Exhibition- ‘Which Way’ & ‘Dappled Pathway’

2015  Hornsby  Art Prize finalist ‘Dappled Light-Lake Tabourie’

2015  Gordon Group Art exhibition ‘Exploration-Lake Tabourie’

2015  Warringah  Art Prize finalist ‘Distant Field Polesden Lacy’

2015  Kogarah  Art Prize  finalist ‘Beach Road-Lake Tabourie’

2014  Kilgour Art Prize  finalist ‘Holiday’

2014  Mosman Art Prize  finalist ‘Journey’

2012  Mosman Art Prize finalist ‘Hush’

2012  alumNOW Art Group Exhibition ‘Bird Tree’

 

Media

2017 September ‘Inside Out’ magazine artist profile

2017  May ‘Financial Review’ artwork with Australian cricketer Eddie Cowan

2017  March ‘The North Shore Times’ Feature Artist for Lindfield Art Show

2016  ‘Newcastle Herald’ – Kilgour Art Prize Finalists

2016  ‘SMH’, Spectrum, The Source by Alexia Big feature  ‘Bush Canopy’

2016  ‘The North Shore Times’ featured ‘Evening Light’ for W-Gallery

 

Education

2006  National Art Summer School, Botanica Exotica- Suzan Archer

2004-2005  Workshop Arts Centre, Acrylic Painting

2003  National Art Summer School, Master Class in Painting – Adam Cullen

1987-1988  Interior Design (Credit), Sydney Technical College

 

Please note: Clare Brodie’s paintings for her upcoming exhibition are available to pre-purchase

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