1 February – 9 March, 2018
Women painters have a long history of working in and around their kitchens and domestic spaces, of making ends meet, and making do with what is available, as well as making art as an escape from emotional pain, domestic abuse, and bad situations. These ideas are all evident in Since Confessing.
Approximately half of these artworks – the paintings seen on old kitchen cabinets - were made in 2008, and the remaining pieces were created between 2009 and 2017. In both bodies of work, the artist is developing and exploring the ideas of recycling, and at the same time is emotionally responding to, and processing, her personal life. The original body of work was first exhibited at the Kurb Gallery in Northbridge in 2008 and entitled Confessions and Conversations of a Housewife, Outside, Inside and Hanging on the Wall.
Whilst the disturbing and confronting nature of the original content has subsided as Tami has settled into a more peaceful and happy existence in recent years, she has an enduring interest in using found and repurposed materials to depict her home, her family, her back yard and uses these to reveal glimpses into her day to life, and she paints with a frank and expressive style about own lived experience.
Meet the Artist opportunities!
Artist in Residence
Tami will be working on a new series of watercolour paintings in the front gallery at Ellenbrook Art Gallery throughout February and until the 9th March.
Please feel free to drop by, meet the artist, and chat to her about the exhibition.
Artist in Residence times and dates:
Every Thursday and Friday, 10am – 2pm, 1 Feb – 9 March
Every Saturday and Sunday, 1-5pm, 1 Feb – 9 March
A facilitated floor talk will be held on Friday, 23 Feb 11am – 12 midday
Register your interest with gallery staff to attend this free event
The artist will talk about her work followed by Q&A and light refreshments