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Ideal States and Sacred Places by Penny Steel

Sat 4 November - Sun 26 November

Enjoy a beautiful exhibition of paintings and sculptures by PENNY STEEL.

“We carry with us, both internally and externally, physically and mentally, memories, learned experiences, cultural differences, spiritual values and expectations and through these we form ourselves.
As a female, I look very much to the internalization of these complexities and my art is informed by my debate. There is something intrinsically humanly female about the need to make spaces which reflect the desire to make comfortable and safe places.
The paintings and sculptures explore the notion of personae and cultural mythologies and the poetry of the spaces between the self and its manifestations. They are related through a common theme.
The imagined towns and cities and ancient settlements manifest in the paintings and constructed within the safe confines of the cloches, are reminiscent of places remembered, experienced and dreamed of.
The works are informed and shaped by cultural differences, which are heightened by the very nature of displacement, migration or journeying from one place to another. I have brought them into existence.

They are of nowhere and yet they are everywhere.”

The official opening of the exhibition and the launch of Pennie’s book will be by Dolla S Merrillees, writer and curator on 4 November 2023 at 3pm.


Sat 4 November
Sun 26 November
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Gang Gang Gallery
0408 432 079
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Local government area
Visual arts, Craft
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GANG GANG Gallery, Lithgow
206 Main Street
Lithgow, NSW 2790 Australia
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0408 514 440
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