Dr John Pastoriza-Pinol introduces Simon Deere and Dianne Emery exhibition

Dr John Pastoriza-Pinol giving the opening speech at Alexandra Sasse Gallery Dianne Emery and Simon Deere exhibition

With botanical art we can still find the disciplines of art and science expressing their joint concern for the accurate description of the world…there is a resurgence of realism in contemporary art practice which has inspired many prominent Australian artists to adopt more contemporary interpretations and therefore pushing the boundaries of this art form into mainstream.

Simon Deere and Dianne Emery Exhibition

Watercolour by Dianne Emery

Award-winning artists’ reverent and intimate exploration of form, colour, and design foregrounds our need to connect in a meaningful and constructive way with the nature. Simon Deere’s interpretations of natural forms in decay evoke a sense of fragility and the bizarre. Dianne Emery’s acute perception unites scientific detail with sensibility, creating images of extraordinary beauty.

An Intimate Distance: conversations with artists during lockdown. 3 Hendrik Kolenberg

Studio Still life by Julianna Kolenberg

An Intimate Distance: conversations with artists during lockdown #3. Hendrik Kolenberg talks with Alexandra from his home and studio in Sydney. October 2021. What personal impact has the pandemic had on you? I don’t know anyone who has had COVID but my brother died about a month ago in Adelaide, of cancer. His eldest daughter, …

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An Intimate Distance : Conversations with artists in lockdown. John Scurry.

An Intimate Distance: conversations with artists during lockdown #1. John Scurry talks with Alexandra Sasse. Caulfield North. 16.8.21 This interview now published by Art Almanac Your solo exhibition for next month has been postponed until February 2022. How has life been for you under rolling restrictions? Luckily it hasn’t impinged in a desperately negative way, …

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