Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Monday, 13 May 2013
by Tessa Dorman
Exhibition opening in Canberra
Canberra expat Tessa Dorman is excited to be bringing her new exhibition ‘Outside/Inside’ to Canberra for its official opening in June.
Artist Tessa employs elements borrowed from nature as a metaphor for exploring the sensitive nature of human connection.
The exhibition’s opening night will be held on at The Front Gallery, Lyneham.
Following on from her successful show ‘Whispers Between People’ held in Paddington last year, Tessa documents the experience of human connection to self, others and community using unique printmaking techniques, painting and paper cutting.
“This body of work employs various elements from nature to illustrate states of internal feelings of connection to other things,” Ms Dorman said.
“The creation of this work took place in Brisbane, Singapore, Indonesia and Bundaberg, when the city was experiencing its most recent floods. The beauty of the process that led me up to this body of work was that I was able to gain some control over my environment, however minimal, and create something constant whilst travelling.
“Within the chaos of my surroundings I took comfort exploring the nature of human connection, to place, self and others,” Ms Dorman said.
Tessa Dorman grew up in Canberra before moving to Sydney to train as a fine artist at the National Art School. She completed a Masters at the University of Sydney. Ms Dorman currently works as a full-time designer and artist out of Bundaberg, Queensland.
What: ‘Outside/Inside‘ by Tessa Dorman
Where: The Front, Shop 3, 1 Wattle Place, Lyneham, ACT
Opening night: 5th June at