Small Songs

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Type of Object
watercolour and red dirt on Arches paper
When Made
Public Description: 

Elisabeth Bodey’s abstract paintings are presented as ‘conversations’ in paint', reflecting ideas of landscape imbued with sensations of the topography of the Central Australian desert. In Small Songs, Bodey creates a dialogue between different cultural points of view with ideas of what constitutes the notion of ‘place’.

Bodey has exhibited widely along the east coast of Australia in solo and group exhibitions for almost three decades, during which time she has conducted residencies in Australia, Italy and France. Her work is held by the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University, Artbank and in private collections.

Small Songs © Elisabeth Bodey

Makers Statement: 
I am interested in representations of space and of place as a relational concept informed by the interconnectedness of culture and topography. These works have evolved out of many visits to Central Australia, resulting in a fundamental shift in how I think about and might represent 'place' and 'country'.