…From Nature Extracted

Selected Works by Jacquie Blight

“For in truth, art is implicit in nature, and whoever can extract it, has it.”
Albrecht Durer

Local Hume Artist, Jacquie Blight draws on the natural environment at her doorstep for inspiration.
When walking in the bush-scapes that surround Sunbury Township, Blight discerns a world of pattern, shape, colour and texture, accented in myriad effects of light.

Jacquie Blight’s intimate experience of the natural environment is conveyed in her process of image-making. Where detail and recognition is gained from viewing the works at distance, closer inspection reveals a visceral plane of mark-making, opaque/transparent colour, amorphous form; seemingly chaotic and abstract. At close range, the fine grain of Blight’s images become as beguiling as that of their subject.

“My work is a search for beauty, but beauty is not always found in perfection. I see beauty in the lacelike patterns that form from the light filtering through layers of bug ravaged gum leaves, or the luminous colours of the gumnuts and their rounded forms, as the sun shines on them from behind.”
Jacquie Blight

Jacquie Blight is a celebrated landscape and portrait artist both locally and nationally. Her painting Bushscape 5, on display in this exhibition, is concurrently showing as part of the Screen Project at the Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York HQ in London; providing visitors to the Gallery with an international perspective of the artist’s work.

Jacquie is a recipient of a Hume Arts Award Professional Development Grant (2012) and Encouragement Award (2013).

Thursday 14 Nov 2013 - Sunday 2 Feb 2014

Craigieburn Gallery, Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn
75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn

Monday – Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 1pm - 4pm

Opening ceremony Sunday 17 Nov, 2-3:30pm.

Please RSVP by Monday, 11 November to: gallery@hume.vic.gov.au

For more information phone 9205 2200 during business hours or email contactus@hume.vic.gov.au


Updated : 3:18 PM, 13 August 2018

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