October 4, 2017 – Marion Chapman is a UNSW Art & Design graduate and Sydney based artist who specialises in watercolour and print-making, with many of her works inspired by her Sutherland Shire home garden. In her new exhibition, The Infinity of Nature, Marion captures both the delicacy and complexity of nature from her own garden and from some of the beautiful places where she has been completely surrounded by nature – no man-made structures, just infinite natural beauty.
‘The Infinity of Nature’ will be officially opened at the Moran Gallery Sylvania on Wednesday 25 October by Kelley Abbey, Australian dancer, choreographer and actor. The exhibition will be open from Thursday 26 October to Sunday 3 December 2017, 10am to 4pm daily with free entry.
“Our gardens are an endless source of fascination. The variety, the life and death cycles, the successes and failures and the constant beauty. I find daily pleasure in the behaviour of our birds – their songs, their squawks, their nesting rituals; they are completely absorbing. My garden flowers and vegetables and compost provide opportunities for experimentation and lots of pleasurable physical labour. And so, for this exhibition, painting these flowers and birds and compost from my garden is an instinctive extension for me” said Marion.
Marion also has the privilege of teaching art and loves the delight of passing on her extensive knowledge of watercolour, colour theory and composition. She is always learning herself, having been awarded two artist residencies with a third planned in 2018 to Vermont, USA.
Moran Gallery: 29 Sylvania Road, Sylvania NSW 2224. Tel: 02 9532 6222
Opening night: Wednesday 25 October 2017, 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition: Thursday 26 October to Sunday 3 December inc.
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm, Free Entry
The Moran Gallery in collaboration with Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, presents a series of exhibitions which aim to enrich the day to day life of Moran Aged Care residents; their families and the Sutherland Shire community. The Gallery showcases Australia’s emerging and established artists allowing residents and visitors to experience first-hand the range of diversity of Australian art.
The Moran Aged Care, lifestyle and leisure programs encourage residents to explore their own creativity through workshops conducted by the artists on display. The Moran Health Care Group is also a major supporter of Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre as a Principal Partner supporting active arts programs for the community.
For further information and exhibition images contact:
Anne Samuel, Marketing Manager, Moran Health Care Group, T: 0418 136 066, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured above: Corymbria Gum Nuts, Watercolour, 2017