Fiona Van Oyen | Memory of Place Takes Flight

Sat 03 March 2018 - Sat 31 March 2018
Open daily 10am-4pm. Late night Wednesday till 7pm

About the event

Fiona Van Oyen’s solo exhibition Memory of Place Takes Flight is an extension on her striking multi-panel work 'I think this is part of my garden…', which took out the Premier Award for ZAFAA17. "A mountain is a part of the landscape and it is a reference point… rivers, lakes, holes in the ground, fishing grounds, trees, burial places and islands… they all form a cultural grid over the land which provides meaning order and stability to human existence. Without the fixed grid of named features we would be total strangers on the land – lost souls with nowhere to attach ourselves." (Sir Sydney Moko Mead) With an interest in the psychological and perceptual reading of landscape, Van Oyen creates meditative and arresting works which honour the traditions of printmaking while progressing the practice of contemporary drawing. Exhibition opening | Friday 2 March 7:00pm Exhibition available | 3 March— 31 March 2018 Artist talk | Sunday 11 March 2:00pm This exhibition is supported by Zonta Club of Ashburton in partnership with the Ashburton Art Gallery. Image: Fiona van Oyen, 'The anthropomorphic garden' (silver),2018, Lino cut print, oil-based ink and enamel paint on cotton paper, Edition 1 of 3. Photographed by Johannes van Kan


Sat 03 March - Sat 31 March
Open daily 10am-4pm.
Late night Wednesday till 7pm
Ashburton Art Gallery
327 West Street
Level 1