Herstory in the Making
Studio Exhibition March 2022
You are invited to the upcoming exhibition of works by Saren Dobkins.
18 Paintings from the artist's collection spanning 25 years.
Opening Sat 26th March 2pm - 6pm
Open: Sat 26th and Sunday 27th March 2022
18 Pine Avenue, Tewantin QLD
RSVP welcomed for catering.
m. 0402 467732 e. email@example.com
Noosa Open Studios 2021
Eclectica Art Award
Blowing Darts Awarded the Portrait Prize 2021
Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy QLD
Where There's Smoke
Butter Factory Art Centre, 11 Maple St, Cooroy, QLD
Gallery Hours. Tues- Sun 10am - 3.00pm
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76 x 100cm $1800
153 x 103cm $4200
Where There's Smoke
Saren Dobkins presents a powerful series of paintings that take us on a journey in response to the recent bushfires as an analogy of our response to unexpected and life changing events. They were a potent reminder of our fragility where the forces of Nature are concerned. However, the rallying of the community showed our strength and values. The regeneration of the bush, the significance of trees, the resilience of the human spirit and the fate of wildlife in the face of a changing environment, are explored using visual metaphors and energetic expressionism.
The symbol of the tree is a unifying element in the artworks that thread the interweaving aspects of regeneration, community cohesion, courage, loss and beauty. With the increasing effects of our external behaviour impacting on the Natural world, and hence ourselves, these works explore our sense of place within our environment and questions what we value. Having a personal experience that has left me having to start again, this work shows a parallel trajectory of the process of ‘rising from the ashes’.
The legacy of this catastrophic event continues to affect many people who lost their homes, animals and livelihoods. It is important to remember them.
Proudly supported by Noosa Council'. "The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Noosa Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland”.