Saturday Morning Fever
Works from Elliott Heads
2018 Red Hill Gallery
These works took a new direction following a move to the seaside at Elliott Heads, south-east of Bundaberg. Adrienne has dreamed of living near the sea, for a very long time. While the massive upheaval of moving the studio created a deficit of painting time, in the short moments between hefting furniture and delving deep into the backs of untouched cupboard corners, she began sketching the new ‘backyard’.
Elliott Heads sits north of a wide aqua estuary, fevers of stingrays move in and out of the shallows, orange mangrove leaves float on the tide, pandanus and pines line an idyllic foreshore above rockpools.
Utilising traditional landscape painting elements, Adrienne continues the development of her colourist compositions, exploring the tensions between wild places and adjacent altered landscapes. The intersection of that tension, the impact, the back story; they are the enquiries she is making within each piece.
Sketching plein air is an integral part of her practice, and Saturday Morning Fever saw Adrienne embark on a new body of work, in a new space, with exciting new content.