Tuggeranong Arts Centre presents Double Vision: Corin Dam Residency – the creative outcome of the 2019 Craft ACT Spring Residency, from November 30 – 18 December. In the exhibition, recipients Annika Romeyn and Elizabeth Paterson, offer two very different approaches to the Namadgi Landscape.
Reflecting on the Residency, Romeyn recalls her initial experience – slow looking, walking and drawing, above and below Corin Dam, and long days on foot and up the steep Stockyard Spur to the stunning summit of Mt Gingera. “One morning a moist veil of fog permeated the Snow Gum forest along the track, concealing all distant surroundings and directing my focus to the delicate textures and intricate details of lichen, moss and tangled undergrowth,” Romeyn says.
Meanwhile, Paterson’s practice focuses on representing the special qualities of the Canberra environment, working with texture to create the feel of the place as much as the look of it. Working three-dimensionally with paper, cardboard and glue; Paterson plays with materials to discover what they can offer, as if she were drawing in space. Through this process, Paterson hopes to bring the energy and provisional nature of drawing into her work.
What: Double Vision: The Corin Dam residency
When: 30 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm through to 18 December
Where: Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed St N, Greenway