14 March – 1 April
Closer is a photographic series looking, quite simply, at the body. Our corporeality is examined through the lens and presented to the audience to question the notions of beauty and the grotesque associated with the body.
ANNA MOREWOOD AND SARAH MOREWOOD
MONOZYGOTIC: "Twins that develop from One Zygote that splits and forms two embryos", colloquially referred to as "Identical Twins."
Sarah and Anna Morewood are identical twins. Studying at the University of Newcastle has given them the opportunity to grow and develop as individual artists, while also taking the time to explore the unique relationship they share as twins and to work collaboratively as artists. This exhibition explores the idea of the individual and collaborative artist(s) and showcases separate pieces from Anna and Sarah as well as work produced in collaboration. The show calls upon the audience to explore the similarities or differences within the works and also the way these two individuals can work in cooperation.
“According to the WWF, the world is at risk of losing this iconic animal forever. There are only 3,200 tigers left in the world, a number which has been predicted to drop beyond the point of no return by the next Tiger year in 2022.”
My exhibition was inspired by the emotional response I felt after reading this newspaper article from the Bangkok Post, and the experience of having to explain to a 12-year-old student what the term extinct means.
“Connections” consists of a series of paintings and 3D fibre art, reflecting a collection of stories, an expression of my personal relationships and experiences with people who have been most influential in my life, whether it be physical, spiritual or emotional.
Human inter-dependency is a complex web of interactions, some of which are fleeting while others are long term and enduring. People touch each other’s lives daily and even the briefest encounters can leave an indelible impression.
I wish to share my stories of spirituality, magic and romance.
Fauna in Print
Biology and print making have been two of the biggest passions in my life. Using predominantly lino prints that have been hand coloured with water colours, I aimed to capture some of the slightly strange yet beautiful animals I’ve always admired.