Arthouse at RACV Goldfields Resort is hosting a new exhibition, Pattern D, by Melbourne artist Julia Gorman from 27 May to 13 August that brings to life the unique architecture of Creswick and surrounds.
Gorman will bring a 20-year history of works to the space and alongside the exhibition will complete a residency that will produce a major new wall drawing in the resort.
RACV Goldfields Resort Manager Bowen Kress said RACV is delighted to bring this exhibition to the region.
“Showcasing such a fantastic contemporary Australian artist like Julia Gorman will attract visitors and locals alike,” Mr Kress said.
“This colourful exhibition brings the space alive and shows RACV’s commitment to supporting the arts community.”
Gorman took inspiration for the exhibition from Creswick’s historic Old State Nursery Office. The exhibition merges traditions in industrial manufacturing with elements of handmade DIY, celebrating our desire to decorate our homes and workspaces.
"It is rare and exciting for me as an artist to be given this opportunity to create my own immersive environment using the most fundamental of means, a single colour of bright pink, and line,” Ms Gorman said.
“Architecture in the Goldfields is so rich in its decorative elements. I love the philosophy reflected here of making a building beautiful by adding more decoration. It is a wonderful feeling for me to respond to and consequently, become part of this lineage.”
The Old State Nursery was constructed in 1911 in the style of ‘Shingle and Stick’ popular in America during the late 1890s. It is constructed with and embellished with unmilled timbers and includes two windows featuring pink embossed glass by the Chance Brothers. The design was registered in 1890 and is called ‘Pattern D’, hence the exhibition's name.
Julia Gorman has exhibited widely internationally and in Australia, including public commissions and projects for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Overgarden Gallery in Copenhagen, and private collections.
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