Drawn-to-your-Coast Exhibition

Drawn to your Coast Exhibition
September 2014

A Perfect Place
Vasy
posted 16th September 2014, 8:18pm


A Perfect Place

paper collage

Some of my favorite collages were inspired by the calming hues of blue
along the Bunurong Coast and tranquility of the Tarwin wetlands along
Anderson's Inlet.



"Imagine yourself in a perfect place…
touched by the beauty of the South Gippsland coast.
Along the rugged Bunurong from Kilcunda’s rise to Inverloch,
sublime views of Bass stretch endlessly out to sea.

Serenity abounds as evening descends on the Inlet,
as sea mist gently embraces the bay.
Time flows seamlessly on the Tarwin,
as the sun bids farewell in this, a perfect place."


- Vasy Petros




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/12/mental-benefits-water_n_5791024.html 

Some of the 2013 collection

Nanette
Posted 12th september 2014, 10:46am










I am drawn by a need to dwell in rhythms
Nia
posted 10th September 2014, 10:16pm

"I am drawn to the coast by a need to dwell in rhythms. Being filled with the feeling of tides, moons. The play of light and water, the textures that make me remember what it is to live in a body. And the sky... seeing a horizon and being awash with metaphors of limitless existence."





Pako and I walked the Colonnades 
Mika
Posted 10th September 2014, 9:49pm





"Here is a photo I would like to share. Pako and I walked theColonnades beach every morning for the last 2,5 years, maybe I missed one or two mornings. I got to know the beach, the sky, the rocks, the pools, the colours of the water, the shifting sands and the dunes very well, like a continually evolving story with familiar friends. With Pako always in the picture, as he walked in front of me, he too would notice slight changes, alert and curious, a new fallen down bit of dune or grass, something washed up, or just a new shape in the sand.

I have lost my friend, and with him I lost a bit of the story of our beach. With time I hope to start a new story with another special loved friend."



Call for contributions
Sarah
Posted 10th September 2014, 9:26pm

Recently our friends lost a loved one
a dog
a dear darling dog
with spirit and spunk
and a lotta love to give.
Our daughter Edie loved this dog.

There is something about them
Something about a dog that draws out deep love
care
affection
attentiveness
so we can like and even love ourselves
through their eyes.

They also take us places
like the beach.

Its got me thinking
how many people have come to love our coast 
through their daily visits 
drawn by their dogs or something else
to sandy stretches
rain
hail
shine?

I'd like to hold an exhibition on what draws us to the coast.
This exhibition is in honour of Pako who drew his owners
into western port and bass coast
taking them to the beach daily
rain hail or shine
bringing them to make friends, and make a home here, 
creating western port

What else draws US to the beach, coast, into places around home where we find a space to breath and be a little deeper in a rich life, come to feel at home, nested where we live?


I'd love some responses, just one line, a photo, or something else?

I'll be looking for artworks around town that bring me to think about this question and will be posting them here for the next little while.

happy pondering

Sarah

2 comments:

  1. I am drawn to the coast by a need to dwell in rhythms. Being filled with the feeling of tides, moons. The play of light and water, the textures that make me remember what it is to live in a body. And the sky... seeing a horizon and being awash with metaphors of limitless existence.

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  2. Thankyou Nia. Rhythms, me too.

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