A mixed media exhibition from three artist friends, calling themselves Brush Needle Lens Clay, who originally met singing together in a Balmain choir. They have exhibited previously but are exhibiting for the first time together to create a varied and interesting array of art.
Rhonda Stien – mixed media fabric artist
Karen Presland – photographer and collagist
Sue Buckle – ceramic artist
Inspiration has come from the Woolwich peninsula which consists of a succession of bays and knolls leading down to the meeting point of the Parramatta and Lane Cove Rivers known as ‘Moocooboola’. The Woolwich dock itself cuts into Hawkesbury sandstone that was laid down by an ancient inland river system. Weathering has resulted in a spur off from the Hunter’s Hill/Woolwich ridgeline forming Clarkes Point, which is a popular weekend retreat for many Sydneysiders.
The exhibition highlights the many facets and textures of the landscape and the river – this includes boathouses and wharves balanced with some aspects of the local bushland – flora and fauna and domestic life.