Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn.
Ronald Greenaway and his World.
Press Release - March 2006
"Melbourne artists inspired by Tasmanian wilderness"
Two Melbourne artists, Justine Siedle and Sari Harris, will hold a joint exhibition of paintings,
jewellery and sculpture at Space 39 Gallery in Little Collins Street from 14 to 25 March.
Siedle's paintings, called Glimpses of the Landscape, are an impressionistic record of her walks in
the Cradle Mountain National Parks, while the Soft Cells jewellery exhibition by Harris features
tactile brooches and delicate, organic sculptural objects.
Capturing the spirit of Cradle Mountain Justine Siedle says, "I have painted a series that attempts to capture
the spirit of Cradle Mountain, where I was recently hiking for five days. It is a thrill to experience the beauty of such a remarkable, untouched place. What I found particularly inspiring were the colours of the wildflowers and the views of the crater lakes".
“I have done this walk three times, and what I find interesting is the fact that the weather conditions change
so frequently along with the colours in the landscape. In my paintings, I have tried to convey the fresh feeling
the landscape has after snow, and the wildflowers in the rain. I have added some mythical figures to the landscape to highlight man's relation to the land. They give poetic suggestions rather than explicit meaning. The bride is a figure which I have used in several of my landscapes.”