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Gallery Lane Cove

164 Longueville Road,

Lane Cove NSW 2066

 

 

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Gallery Lane Cove

PO Box 4083

Lane Cove NSW 1595

 

Contact

61 (2) 9428 4898

info@gallerylanecove.com.au

 

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 10am - 4.30pm

Saturdays 10am - 2.30pm

Closed Public Holidays

 

Gallery Lane Cove is a Lane Cove Council facility managed by Centrehouse Inc.

We acknowledge the Cameraygal people as traditional owners and soverign custodians of the land on which Gallery Lane Cove is situated, and we extend our respects to all First Nations people

 

 

 

© 2013 by Gallery Lane Cove.

A ROOM WITH AN INNER VIEW

Anne Buckingham

 

5-29 October

Opening with artist on Wednesday 5 October from 6pm.

To be officially opened by Mayor of Lane Cove, Cr Deborah Hutchens

 

A Room with an Inner View is an exhibition that explores the therapeutic benefits of creating art as a response to mental and physical illness. It features art by local artist and art therapist, Anne Buckingham who are working therapeutically and artistically with others to communicate and ponder our thoughts, memories and feelings. 

 

The exhibition is set in a child’s bedroom, a space that creates a sense of the familiar. In his, Poetics of Space, Gaston Bacehlard suggests that “the house is one of the greatest powers of integration for the thoughts, memories and dreams of mankind…a nest for dreaming and shelter of the imagination”.

The bedroom is a metaphor for dreaming and a shelter to contemplate our inner selves. The room has been used in literature and art to express our aspirations and imaginations, such as Virginia Wolfe’s, A Room of Ones’ Own where the artist requires a space to be free from the distraction of the world, to imagine, think and create.

 

Art takes many forms. It is often a political statement, a scientific study, exploration of dreams, expression of emotions, a platform for telling stories, presenting research, displaying religious and cultural traditions, a process or experiment and much more. This exhibition looks at how artists and wellness professionals are using visual art as a way to respond to mental health issues, as healing actions and a process to understand our inner thoughts, memories and feelings.